I know that Democrats in power also get indicted and do stupid things, but the schadenfreude surrounding news stories with a little (R) is so delicious because it’s the Republicans who are always telling us how moral they are.
Rep. Rick Renzi (R) was indicted today on multiple charges by a federal grand jury looking into a controversial land deal in his home state of Arizona.
Under heavy pressure from House GOP leaders, Renzi had already announced that he would not run for re-election, as news of the Justice Department’s probe had crippled him politically.
Renzi is one of roughly two-dozen Arizona “co-chairs” of Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) presidential campaign. So far, McCain has not put out a statement today on Renzi’s indictment, though he did say on the campaign trail that he was “disappointed.” [Washington Post]
As always, I’m endlessly amused by the lackluster and timid comment at the end of these stories.