House votes to formally reprimand Richardson
August 2nd, 2012
10:44 AM ET
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House votes to formally reprimand Richardson

Washington (CNN) - The U.S. House voted Thursday to formally reprimand California Democratic Rep. Laura Richardson for misusing government staffers for a variety of political and personal purposes.

By a voice vote, the House followed the recommendation of the House Committee on Ethics, which is divided evenly between Republicans and Democrats. The penalty included a $10,000 fine.


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  1. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Any word on reining in the bat crap crazy caucus of Bachmann, Gohmert, Kelley, T. Frank, West and S. King? KMA Mittens,

    August 2, 2012 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  2. Larry L

    People in our Congress who break the rules should be punished quite severely. In a real job, one expected to produce actual results, she'd be fired. Our entire Congress is a pathetic joke.

    August 2, 2012 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  3. Myviewis

    From all that I have read she seems very mischievous so I have a feeling she'll pay the fine of $10,000 and a few minutes later she'll be right back doing what she did and she won't care because now she knows she got away with it. The right action would have been expulsion from the House but that won't happen and she'll keep doing it until she gets caught again.

    August 2, 2012 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  4. jhr

    Forget 'You people' comments: how about the $5000.00 'peoples' jacket worn at the Olympics by Michelle Obama?

    The former is media poliitcal attack hyperbole; the latter is factual and represents the under-reported truth about the American Political Queen.

    August 2, 2012 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  5. NativeUSA

    Gee HOW suprising another corrupt Democrat..............isn't having a reprimand or cimrinal record a nessesity for reelection in the DNC? I mean is there any democrats that don't have arrest records?

    August 2, 2012 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  6. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    jhr – Did Fox report that taxpayers paid for the jacket? Forget $5000, think about the $4.6 trillion that Bush added to our national debt.

    August 2, 2012 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  7. Hussein Obama Public Enemy #1

    Don't worry she'll do it again.

    Obama's added $5.25 Trillion to the debt.

    August 2, 2012 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  8. Rudy NYC

    Hussein Obama Public Enemy #1 wrote:

    Obama's added $5.25 Trillion to the debt.
    He did? Under what new spending programs? Spending has only increased by 1.4% from FY2009, and annual deficit has not increased either. In fact, the annual deficit has gone down as unemployment dropped.

    George W. Bush became the first POTUS in history to start war and NOT raise taxes to pay for it. Bush cut taxes to pay for his war. When this was brought to his attention by John McCain on the Senate floor, the damn fool went and did it again. Started another war and signed off on a bigger tax cut.

    August 2, 2012 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  9. Workers Unite !

    What a crock ! throw this bum out on her butt !
    We don't need people like her in public service!

    August 2, 2012 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |