John Barrow (D-Bad Hair Day) has announced that he will keep approximately $24,000 in campaign donations from fellow Congressman Charles Rangel (D-Throat Lozenge) who stands accused of myriad ethical violations.
As the Savannah Morning News reports, “The spokeswoman, Jane Brodksy, justified Barrow’s refusal on the grounds he received it before the ethics case surfaced.”
Emphasis mine. What convenient logic from John Barrow. You see, he didn’t know the money he was receiving was dirty until after he received it. Thus, it evidently doesn’t matter he now knows about the questionable sources for the money. How quaint. What say his opponent, Ray McKinney?
“There’s right and wrong and there’s technical right and wrong,” he said. “Barrow is choosing to be technically right. He’s saying, ‘I didn’t know about it, but now that I know it, it’s still OK because I didn’t know it at the time.’
“There’s nothing wrong with him receiving the money, but now that he knows it’s dirty, he should give it to charity, as other candidates have.”
John Barrow ♥’s Charlie Rangel bunches and bunches and is happy to spend dollars generated by corruption.