It’s a pretty safe bet that corruption runs deep in Washington. After all, it seems that the D.C. cesspool is one scandal after another, and the American people have consistently given Congress shockingly low approval ratings as a result.
Naming a clean politician is tough, but MSNBC pundit Mika Brzeznski thinks she’s discovered them.
To nobody’s surprise, the co-host of “Morning Joe” dismissed 97 out of 100 senators as hopelessly corrupt before naming just three that she thinks are blameless. All three conveniently happen to agree with Brzeznski and are outspoken critics of President Donald Trump.
The odd claim happened after Democrat Senator Elizabeth Warren introduced a bill supposedly meant to fight corruption in Washington.
“In her legislation, it would be illegal for former members of Congress to work as a lobbyist, force candidates for public office to release more financial information, and prevent lawmakers and senior government officials from owning and trading stock,” explained The Washington Free Beacon.
To be fair, more oversight into congressional business wrangling and backroom deals may not be such a bad thing. It would probably go over like a lead balloon with most elected officials, however, considering that the average net worth of senators and congressmen is over half a million dollars, and they mysteriously tend to become more rich while in public service.
Inexplicably, the MSNBC host implied that Warren and only two others were shining examples of non-corrupt politicians in Washington.
“So if this all happens, Elizabeth, senator, who would be left in Washington besides you, Claire McCaskill and Ben Sasse?” Brzezinski asked.
As Free Beacon pointed out, the two Democrats on that ultra-short list — McCaskill and Warren — are personally friendly with the MSNBC reporter, while Sasse has positioned himself as vehemently anti-Trump, much like Brzezinski.
Here’s the problem: Those examples named as “clean” politicians may be pretty filthy after all.
Warren is still receiving scrutiny for possibly lying about Native American ancestry in order to give herself a minority advantage at universities, but even setting that scandal aside, there’s a lot of dirt.
“Warren, the Harvard bankruptcy law professor elected to the Senate in 2012, is worth between $3.7 million and $10 million,” revealed left-leaning CNN in 2015.
“Her average net worth of $8.75 million, including her home, secures her a spot the Top 1% bracket in terms of wealth,” the outlet continued.
Now, being wealthy by itself isn’t bad, but there are certainly questions to be raised about a senator who rails against “fat cats” and corruption from atop an ultra-rich pedestal.
Then there’s Claire McCaskill.
“McCaskill has been criticized for businesses tied to her and her husband receiving over $130 million in taxpayer funded subsidies,” explained Free Beacon.
“The senator also withdrew her name as a co-sponsor of a bill that would target offshore accounts that individuals use as a tax haven. Her husband has a $1 million investment in a Cayman Islands hedge fund,” that source explained.
Recently, there was also a minor scandal involving the Democrat senator’s use of a private luxury aircraft to hop around from campaign stop to campaign stop, while the lesser peons on her “bus tour” sat in traffic.
What does it say when even MSNBC declares that 97 percent of Democrat senators are corrupt, and its host can only think of wealthy senators who she’s friends with as role models?
Here’s the reality, Mika: Yes, there are a lot of dirty politicians in Washington, but figures like Warren and McCaskill are right there in the muck with everyone else.
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