In a thumbnail, Congress accepted the committee report, which found that Gingrich used tax exempt contributions for political purposes and then attempted to mislead the Ethics Committee about it. Pelosi sat on the Ethics Committee at the time, so has vivid knowledge of the whole business.
Gingrich was fined $300,000 and reprimanded twice, becoming the only House Speaker in history to be reprimanded by the House.
And as promised, Nancy Pelosi has made available on the web the 1,280 page ethics report.
It’s going to be interesting to see how Newt reacts now. Earlier this week he said that Pelosi was threatening to violate the rules of the ethics committee. But what Pelosi released is part of the public record. It just wasn’t easily accessible until now.
But again, this isn’t about “dirty politics” or anything like that. It’s all about a vetting process. Newt is running the lead this country and his entire past should come under scrutiny, but especially the part where he was a political leader.
True the GOP doesn’t care about vetting. To prove that you have to look no further than Sarah Palin. Republicans just want that “feel good, I want to have a beer with” candidate and we saw where that lead us in 2000.