Hart Hopelessly Conflicted

This morning, the Washington Post editorial page argued there was no problem with Rep. Melissa Hart (R-PA) heading up the ethics investigation of Tom DeLay, even though she accepted contributions from DeLay’s political action committee.

Maybe this will change the Post’s opinion. Congressional Quarterly reports this morning:

When House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, acknowledges the applause of 900 conservatives gathered in his honor Thursday night, the House ethics committee may be represented — at least in spirit.

Rep. Melissa A. Hart of Pennsylvania is among about 30 House Republicans who have purchased either $250 tickets or $2,000 tables to the American Conservative Union dinner, the group’s executive director, Richard Lessner, confirmed Tuesday.


Hart also has close ties to DeLay’s favorite lobbyist, Jack Abramoff. Find out more at