Dems pounce on GOP law­maker’s down­fall

The Western Star - - WORLD -

WASH­ING­TON - Democrats are jump­ing on a Re­pub­li­can con­gress­man’s in­sider trad­ing in­dict­ment to de­cry a cul­ture of cor­rup­tion they say Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump has fos­tered, a theme they hope will help them seize con­gres­sional con­trol in Novem­ber’s elec­tions.

“The brazen cor­rup­tion, crony­ism and in­com­pe­tence of the Trump Ad­min­is­tra­tion is re­flected in the con­duct of House Re­pub­li­cans,” House Mi­nor­ity Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Thurs­day in a let­ter to her Demo­cratic col­leagues. She called the GOP-run Congress “a cesspool of self-en­rich­ment, se­cret money and spe­cial in­ter­ests,” and urged Democrats to use their Au­gust re­cess to em­pha­size that.

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