Jul 06, 2012
Congressman Vern Buchanan Named as “Corrupt Republican of the Month”
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) today named NRCC Finance Chairman Vern Buchanan (FL-16) as the “Corrupt Republican of the Month” after a new CNN report found that investigations into Buchanan “could result in Buchanan serving his next term behind bars.” The FBI, the IRS, the House Ethics Committee and a federal Grand Jury continue to investigate Congressman Buchanan for his alleged roles in a scheme to funnel corporate money into his campaign coffers, tax evasion, and witness tampering. Congressman Buchanan is now scheduled to testify under oath this month.
While Congressman Buchanan is under investigation for his campaign finance schemes, he remains the chief of fundraising for the National Republican Congressional Committee.
“The investigations into Congressman Buchanan are getting more serious by the day – the FBI, IRS, House Ethics and a federal Grand Jury investigating campaign fundraising schemes, tax evasion and witness tampering,” said Jesse Ferguson of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “House Republicans said they’d have a zero tolerance policy on ethics, but it turns out that every dollar they’re re-election effort is raising comes from a corrupt fundraiser. For being so corrupt that CNN recently reported he could end up ‘behind bars,’ Congressman Vern Buchanan is named Corruption Republican of the Month.”
Republican Leaders pledged a “zero-tolerance” policy on ethics and recently NRCC Chairman Pete Session said it was important “every single Republican” has “high character value,” but they have stood behind their scandal-plagued Members including Congressman Buchanan. HouseOfScandal.com is a clearinghouse for voters to get information about the growing list of Republican Members facing ethics scandals and corruption.
Each month a House Republican is named “Corrupt Republican of the Month” which currently features other Florida House Republicans including David Rivera and Cliff Stearns in addition to other Republicans across the nation facing ethics scandals.
To learn more about Congressman Vern Buchanan who will be featured all month long, as the “Corrupt Republican of the Month” click here.