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August 2, 2006

Katherine Harris Imploding

Her staffers quit, the GOP deserted her, and now she looks to be in violation of House rules when she hid her subpoena:

It's unfortunate that after receiving a federal grand jury subpoena, Rep. Katherine Harris (R-FL) declined to mention it to her Senate campaign staff.

But it appears she also declined to share it with the Speaker of the House -- and that's a violation of House rules.

[...]

"The rule's pretty clear," Andrew Herman, a Washington, D.C. defense lawyer who specializes in congressional ethics and investigations, told me. "I don't think this is a close question. She got subpoenaed, they're investigating, it's her obligation" to disclose the matter to the House leadership.
Joshua Micah Marshall reports the pathetic woman is reduced to pretending a bad connection when contacted by the press.

Taegan Goddard quotes her former staffer who made a point worth pondering:

Said former aide Glenn Hodas: "Finding out about the subpoena caused me to wonder about what was going on and what else I didn't know.
Yes, Katherine, what else don't we know?

Of course being in violation of House rules doesn't look good for Harris, but realistically speaking, being held accountable by the good-for-nothing, Republican controlled House Ethics Committee is a long shot, unless the Committee wants to lend the local GOP party a hand in getting rid of her. And since her party openly wants her out of the race, I wonder what role they played in making this discovery public?

Image: AP/Alan Diaz.

posted at 4:58 PM by Wonky Muse

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