Tuesday, June 24, 2008

23 Senators Refuse to Disclose Mortgage Loan Details

If the Senate Ethics Committee is looking for a list of Senators to start an investigation into which of our government representatives may be handing out undo influence in exchange for sweetheart mortgage deals, they might want to start with the following group of 23 Senators that refused to provide Politco with their mortgage details.

Senators who refused to disclose their mortgage loan details:
Bennett, Bob (R-Utah)
Cantwell, Maria (D-Wash.)
Coleman, Norm (R-Minn.)
Craig, Larry (R-Idaho)
Domenici, Pete V. (R-N.M.)
Dorgan, Byron (D-N.D.)
Enzi, Michael B. (R-Wyo.)
Hutchison, Kay Bailey (R-Texas)
Kennedy, Edward M. (D-Mass.)
Kyl, Jon (R-Ariz.)
Lautenberg, Frank R. (D-N.J.)
Leahy, Patrick (D-Vt.)
Lieberman, Joseph I. (I-Conn.)
Lincoln, Blanche L. (D-Ark.)
Menendez, Robert (D-N.J.)
Murray, Patty (D-Wash.)
Pryor, Mark (D-Ark.)
Reed, Jack (D-R.I.)
Rockefeller, John D. IV (D-W.Va.)
Smith, Gordon (R-Ore.)
Stabenow, Debbie (D-Mich.)
Tester, Jon (D-Mont.)
Thune, John (R-S.D.)

For those counting, that's 12 Democrats, 1 Independent/Democrat/Neocon, and 10 Republicans who all refuse to disclose details of their home mortgages. All 77 other Senators responded to Politico with their details or stated they held no mortgage loans.

While Senators are not legally obligated to disclose this information, not doing so certainly gives the appearance of impropriety.

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