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Moran meets with Ethics investigators over allegations of paying submarket rent in Washington, D.C

June 15, 2010

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— U.S. Rep. Jerry Moran says he has met with House ethics investigators to discuss rent he pays at a home in Washington D.C.

The Kansas City Star reports that a spokesman for the Kansas Republican said Monday that Moran had answered all the investigators' questions about paying below-market rent at a "C Street" home.

The spokesman would not say when the meeting occurred.

Moran, who is currently running for the U.S. Senate, lives at the home owned by a Christian organization known as the Fellowship, or the Family. Several members of Congress, including Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback, have lived at the home.

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed an ethics complaint in April alleging that Congressional members who pay $950 a month in rent are receiving an improper gift. The group sent also filed a complaint with the Senate Ethics Committee.

Comments

Paul R Getto 6 years, 2 months ago

To see more background on the "Family" read Jeff Sharlet's book of the same name. These are interesting folks, who have decided Jesus is a muscular warrior and businessman. Their skygod is telling them how to save Kansas, the USA and the world. Both R's and D's have fallen under their spell and they control more behind the scenes in D.C. than you could imagine. An interesting read which will help you understand, among other things, why the founders of the Family in the 1930's respected Stalin and Hitler and their 'leadership' skills. Also, if you are bothered by self-abuse or lusting after women in shorts, their literature will help you and there are even counselors to call if you are tempted to lust in your heart. One of the funniest parts of the book is when Sharlet called their hotline. Naturally, they suggested he attend one of their $1,800 seminars in area hotels to control his impure thoughts and to pray with other men who share simlar concerns.

nascar 6 years, 2 months ago

My 85 year old mother, born in Linn County, Kansas, says this is a book that should not be read alone in the dark. I've taken her advice and only read small sections in broad daylight with the lights burning....scary stuff.

Paul R Getto 6 years, 2 months ago

I know lots of older folks who are starting to get scared by some of the Republican agenda. Tell your momma to relax, but if she wants to vote for Senator Sam, at least know what we might be getting into.

RINOfighter 6 years, 2 months ago

Wait, I thought Jerry was Mr. Ethics! Well we should let the investigation be completed before we demonize him. I mean it's not like Jerry attacked Todd during an ethics investigation (that he was cleared of). Actually he did attack Todd for that and then continued to following Tiahrt being fully cleared. KARMA

Paul R Getto 6 years, 2 months ago

Ag: Good points; they are, in a sense, the "Jesus mafia" and a cult that is distorting our economy and our politics. Since their tentacles spread pretty wide and they have been at this since the 1930's, it will be hard. Not a bad idea overall.

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