Monday, November 28, 2005

Pelosi Statement on Resignation of Congressman Cunningham

To: National Desk
Contact: Brendan Daly or Jennifer Crider, 202-226-7616, both of the Office of House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi
WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 /U.S. Newswire/ -- House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today in response to announcement this afternoon by Congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham (R-CA) that he would resign from the House of Representatives after pleading guilty to conspiracy and tax charges:
"Mr. Cunningham accepted a bribe to perform an official act - an egregious action that strikes at the very heart of our democracy and dishonors the people he has been elected to represent; it is only proper that he resign.
"This offense is just the latest example of the culture of corruption that pervades the Republican-controlled Congress, which ignores the needs of the American people to serve wealthy special interests and their cronies. The Republican Congress has the wrong priorities; it is time to restore a high ethical standard to the Congress."
/© 2005 U.S. Newswire 202-347-2770/


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