In case you had any questions about why the House leadership is considering restoring the rules of the Ethics Committee, Dennis Hastert cleared it up at a press conference this morning:
I think that there’s a member, especially on our side, that needs to have the process move forward so he can clear his name. Right now we can’t clear his name.
The media wants to talk about ethics, and as long as we’re at a stalemate, that’s all that is in the press today, is the ethics stalemate.
We need to move forward, we need to get this behind us.
And you thought the Ethics Committee was about uncovering the facts and making sure members obeyed the rules. Not in this Congress.