Ethics Committee Will Investigate Fossella
The House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct just announced that it has formed an investigative subcommittee to probe Rep. Vito Fossella (R-N.Y.), who announced yesterday he would not run for reelection after being charged with drunk driving and revelations of an extramarital affair and a daughter born out of wedlock.
The subcommittee appears to be tasked only with investigating Fossella's drunk driving arrest in Alexandria, not the controversy surrounding Fossella's official trips taken with his alleged mistress, though the probe could be wider than this announcement indicates. The subcommittee will "defer action on its investigation" until the legal proceedings in the drunk driving case have concluded.
The subcommittee will be chaired by Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Pa.). Rep. Gresham Barrett (R-S.C.) will serve as the top Republican, and Reps. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) and Rob Bishop (R-Utah) will also participate.
May 21, 2008; 5:25 PM ET
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