Republican House leader Boehner declines to take action against Don Young

Meanwhile, as conjecture and suspicion swirls around the latest Stevens news, Don Young’s legal troubles drew comments from Republican Minority Leader John Boehner. Boehner was asked if the federal investigation of Young might temporarily cost him the ranking Republican spot on the Natural Resources Committee, second-ranking post on Transportation and other assignments.

Two other House Republicans under federal investigation have given up their committee seats until their legal situation is clarified. And a Democrat under indictment for bribery was forced to give up a seat on the important tax-writing Ways and Means Committee pending the outcome of his case.

Joel Southern, APRN – Washington, D.C.