House ethics committee launches inquiry of Democratic Rep. Shelley Berkley
July 9th, 2012
09:29 PM ET
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House ethics committee launches inquiry of Democratic Rep. Shelley Berkley

Washington (CNN) - The House Ethics committee announced Monday that it is launching a formal investigation of Nevada Democratic Rep. Shelley Berkley, a seven term House member who is running for a U.S. Senate seat.

Berkley is facing questions about whether her efforts to block a federal agency from closing a kidney transplant center at a Las Vegas hospital conflicted with congressional ethics rules. Her husband, Dr. Larry Lehrner, is a nephrologist and had a contract with the University Medical Center.


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  1. Gurgyl

    Why don't they sue Bush and dick Cheney for war crimes???GOP is a cult.

    July 9, 2012 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  2. gt

    throw the bumb out...

    July 9, 2012 09:54 pm at 9:54 pm |
  3. Steve

    I think the ethics com. should look in the mirror!

    July 9, 2012 10:50 pm at 10:50 pm |
  4. Larry

    Have you noticed that the only thing to come from the House is "investigations" of Democrats? One might think they were using their position (tax funded) to play political games. Where are the real jobs bills – the ones without the political crap?

    July 9, 2012 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm |
  5. enuff

    Is this group ever going do to anything about jobs? Or is it all just about "gotcha" and character assasination attempts? maybe they should check out michelle bachman and her doctor husband while they're at it so that it doesn't appear so political.

    July 9, 2012 11:33 pm at 11:33 pm |
  6. Stu Nahan

    How bout an ethics inquiry of hilda solis labor secretary who happens to be vice pres of la raza

    July 10, 2012 12:48 am at 12:48 am |
  7. GI Joe

    Issa and his group seem to have nothing but bad things to do. Send them home permanently. When was organ transplant bad? Don't tell Cheney his transplant might be looked down on by the House (repubs).

    July 10, 2012 01:24 am at 1:24 am |
  8. L. R. Long

    Can't wait to hear how this is Obama's fault...

    July 10, 2012 01:44 am at 1:44 am |
  9. J.V.Hodgson

    The center is just a part of the overall and yes her husband is a specialist in that area of medicine. As a politician she can of course be accused of doing her bit just for her Husband, but in reality the staes population benefits fro keeping it open... she might be reprimanded for telling eveyone up front My husband works there, but I suspect that was not drove the final decision to keep it open and for sure the people making that decision would have well known her husband worked there.
    Yet another political storm in a teacup distracting from the issues and policies of both parties, thats wht should decide who voters send back to Washington, not this matter of a depet in hospital.

    July 10, 2012 05:41 am at 5:41 am |
  10. Marie MD

    Throwing stones at glass houses much teapublikkkans?
    How about walsh? Anyone ask him or make him pay back child support? There are others, but I don't have enough time to list all the teapublikkkans who have broken more than one rule. Let's start with issa, the car thief.

    July 10, 2012 06:30 am at 6:30 am |