Now that Reid has been caught with a hand in the cookie jar, so to speak, will they issue similar requests for his resignation and blistering criticism for Reid’s “obscene” profits?
Don’t bet on it.
There are differences, of course. The Foley scandal involves allegations of sexual harassment, not making money the old-fashioned (if unethical) way. And we have no problem with anyone making money on a real estate transaction.
Still, you can bet that if Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., violated ethics rules and made a killing on a land deal, his Democratic colleagues would be howling for his ouster.
Reid defends his ethics regarding the transaction. But when an AP reporter questioned him on specifics of the deal, Reid hung up the phone. So much for coming clean.
Reid’s friend, by the way, is a familiar name in Nevada, having turned up in federal investigations involving organized crime, casinos and political bribery since the 1980s.