Cox Media: House lawmakers face ethics investigations, Senate still lacks independent committee

“There is no office of Senate ethics and should be,” said Meredith McGehee, from the Campaign Legal Center. The organization has teamed up with more than a dozen groups from across the political spectrum to push the Senate to reform its ethics rules. “There may be an allegation of a violation, it gets sent to the ethics committee, from then on it's a black hole -- there’s no timetable, we don't know what happens,” said McGehee. ...

“This is like the fox guarding the hen house,” said McGehee. 
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