So, how many of you out there are represented by these upstanding folks on the Hill? Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington serves up the latest set of embarrassments on the taxpayer's dime.

Of this year's list of 24, at least 12 are under investigation: Ken Calvert, John Doolittle, Tom Feeney, Vito Fossella, William Jefferson, Jerry Lewis, Alan Mollohan, Gary Miller, Tim Murphy, Rick Renzi, Don Young and Ted Stevens. One other, Charlie Rangel, is under a self-initiated House ethics committee investigation. 

Upon release of the report, CREW''s Melanie Sloan said:

With soaring gas prices, a housing market in crisis, rising unemployment, and a nation at war, elected officials should be prioritizing their constituents' needs over their own self-interests. Unfortunately, the members of Congress listed in CREW's Most Corrupt report have decided that their personal needs are paramount to those they represent. This report holds them accountable for those choices.

 The 20 most corrupt Members of Congress

  • Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL)
  • Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA) Rep.
  • John T. Doolittle (R-CA)
  • Rep. Tom Feeney (R-FL) 
  • Rep. Vito J. Fossella (R-NY) Triple Crown Republican Sexual Hypocrite!
  • Rep. William J. Jefferson (D-LA) Deep Freeze!
  • Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA)
  • Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-CA)
  • Rep. Daniel Lipinski (D-IL)
  • Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) A closet full of scandal!
  • Rep. Gary G. Miller (R-CA)
  • Rep. Alan B. Mollohan (D-WV)
  • Rep. Timothy F. Murphy (R-PA)
  • Rep. John P. Murtha (D-PA)
  • Rep. Steve Pearce (R-NM)
  • Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-NY)
  • Rep. Rick Renzi (R-AZ)
  • Rep. Harold Rogers (R-KY)
  • Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK) Heading to the Big House?
  • Rep. Don Young (R-AK)

Dishonorable mentions

  • Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)
  • Sen. Norm Coleman (R-MN)
  • Rep. Laura Richardson (D-CA)
  • Rep. Michael Turner (R-OH)

Pam Spaulding

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