Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Renzi Steps Down From Additional Committees

Good. Although I'm alittle befuddled as to why he didn't do so in the first place. Why drag out the headlines over a multiple-day media cycle?

Not that I'm complaining, just surprised
An Arizona congressman temporarily stepped down from two more House committees on Tuesday, less than a week after the FBI raided his wife's insurance business.

Rep. Rick Renzi (news, bio, voting record) announced in a statement Tuesday that he was taking a leave of absence from the House Financial Services Committee and the House Natural Resources Committee. He stepped down from the House Intelligence Committee last week.

The Arizona Republican said he had been "the subject of leaked stories, conjecture and false attacks" about a 2005 land exchange that is now being investigated by the U.S. attorney for Arizona.


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