back in November that Rep. Alan Mollohan (D-WV), who's been under federal investigation
of last year, was headed to chair the panel that controls the purse strings for the Justice Department.
Well, the new Speaker doesn't see a problem with that. In fact, she took a bizarrely blasÃ© stance on the issue when talking
to a West Virginia news station:
Less than 24 hours after taking over as House speaker, Pelosi took NEWS9 cameras on a tour of the Capitol. There, she said she will still allow Mollohan to hold his powerful position which oversees the budget of the Justice Department -- the very people investigating his financial dealings.
"Quite frankly, I think the Justice Department is looking into every member of Congress. I always say to everybody, 'You're now going to get a free review of your family tree -- past, present and future, imagined and otherwise,'" Pelosi said.