(Las Vegas, NV) -- Shelley Berkley has spent so much time in Washington, she seems to think she no longer answers to Nevadans. While the House Ethics Committee continues to look into her increasing bank account and the reasons for it, Shelley Berkley owes us some answers.
“After fourteen years in Washington, you would think Congresswoman Shelley Berkley would have learned by now how to address charges of unethical behavior. Nevadans are reasonable people. If the House Ethics Committee and other watchdog groups are wrong, then all she has to do is explain why,” said David Gallagher, Executive Director of the Nevada Republican Party.
How much did you and your husband profit through the contract with the University Medical Center?
Shouldn’t you have recused yourself at the very beginning of this process?
Looking back, do you think you should have disclosed that you were fighting for a multi-million dollar contract for your husband?
The independent, non-partisan Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) found enough evidence to recommend you to the House Ethics Committee. What did OCE find that hasn’t already been made public?
Have you cast any other votes in Congress that have benefitted your husband’s business?
How can you be a credible, effective leader in the Senate when even your House colleagues and Democrat-leaning watchdog groups question your ethics?
Do you truly believe you can run a Senate campaign while under investigation?
Are you at all concerned that even a left-leaning ethics watchdog group like Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington has singled out you and just a handful of other Democrats? Out of 535 elected officials, why did they choose you? (“CREW's Most Corrupt Members of Congress,” September 20, 2011)
You’ve hidden, dodged and held closed press conferences. When are you going to personally address allegations of corruption and ethics problems?
Do you even know where to draw the line anymore when it comes to using your office to line your wallet, or have you just been in Washington too long?