The House Committee on Ethics is investigating two lawmakers, Doug Lamborn (R-Colorado) and Marie Newman (D-Illinois), for misconduct.
Newman allegedly bribed her former foreign policy advisor, offering him a job in exchange for not running against her in a prrimary.
A concerning number of government officials, particularly democrats, abuse their office, considering themselves above the rules. In Newman's case, it was ironically political duplicity that got her into hot water - had she delivered on her illicit promise, she wouldn't be facing public trial.
Republican Rep. Lamborn faces a particularly long and unique list of credible claims about bizarre and unethical behavior -- the only unconsistencies have been between witness statements in his favor.
Many politicians from both parties commit ethics violations unpunished, demonstrating Congress' unwillingness to police itself. Better oversight is needed.