As one investigator told the NYDN, swapping plates is something one would normally expect of a criminal, not a member of Congress. Or wait? Are both the same?
When Weiner (D-Queens, Brooklyn) was photographed by the Daily News fleeing the Capitol in his Nissan Pathfinder, it was clear the July 2007 registration sticker in his window was expired, and there was no inspection sticker to be seen. Weiner, through a staffer, said the 1988 Nissan Pathfinder was registered in New York State.
The New York license plate bolted on Weiner’s Pathfinder - US Congress 9 – had expired as of 2006, according to the DMV.
“That license plate should not be on a car,” a DMV spokeswoman said. It wasn’t even issued to the Pathfinder, but to another one of Weiner’s cars, a Honda, according to vehicle records.
Weiner has lobbied for higher taxes and more government regulation... YET, it appears he has evaded his OWN responsibility to pay for fees owed to the state of New York for what looks to be the last four years.
Are you surprised? Does this help his character? Or has it become acceptable?
Answer by adnilm at 12:44 PM on Jun. 13, 2011
Answer by minnesotanice at 12:52 PM on Jun. 13, 2011
Congress should be an example of how America should live and be run. If they can act like this then they should expect everyone to. They should be held accountable and to a higher standard since they are making and passing our laws and supposed to be an example. He should most definitely resign, he is teaching people that if your high up enough you can get away with anything. It should not be this way. He (and all of them) should have to live by the same laws and requirements as the rest of us are expected to.
Answer by amazinggrace83 at 1:02 PM on Jun. 13, 2011
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