Mark Twain said it best: “America is a nation without a distinct criminal class…with the possible exception of Congress.” Using Twain’s observation as a guideline we took a long, hard look at the 535 men and woman who make up the House and Senate of the United States in 1999 and found a collection of rogues, con artists, scofflaws and bad check artists. We found Twain was right. Congress comprises a distinct criminal class.
From the time they arrive in Washington, newly elected members of Congress are told they are something special, an elite class. “You have reached a special
Neighbors in the prosperous Del Rey residential area of Alexandria weren’t surprised earlier this year when police cars showed up at the home of Democratic Congressman
Congress: America’s Criminal Class: Part I — Rep. Corrine Brown and her long trail of lies, deceit and unpaid bills
America, Mark Twain once said (in paraphrase), is a nation without a distinct criminal class “with the possible exception of Congress.” If anything, the Congress