The problem is that they don't have to resign. Oh, sure, they may be censured but to what end? It's no more than a smack on the wrist. They stay in office and collect their pay, benefits and retirement when the time comes.
Charlie Rangel is the current Democrat poster boy for getting away with offenses for which the rest of us would be jailed. Now the Republicans have their own. Michael Grimm. Both hail from New York. What is it, the air?
Then there is the hypocrisy of Nancy Pelosi who's calling for Grimm's resignation. Okay. Call for Rangels too. Not a chance.
What are the crimes? Traffic tickets? No. Both actually are charged with and convicted of tax evasion. That would be a felony.
It is disappointing at the very least when a former FBI agent, Grimm, succumbs to such temptations. What kind of an example is that? When it's said we have the government we deserve perhaps it's true. We do elect them. How many more are in Congress who have legal indiscretions yet to be uncovered?
Maybe we're numb to it now. After all the Pinocchio's that are awarded for untruths mean something. They mean our elected officials are lying to us. They are also defying their oath of office as well as disgracing themselves. And in turn showing contempt for us.
There should be consequences for criminal actions. Until there are, those so inclined will continue to serve and we will continue to be under served. If they won't police themselves, why won't we? The government we deserve. I guess so. We elect them over and over again. It's a crime, really.