As TPMmuckraker‘s Justin Rood says, “So this is how Dems run an anti-corruption platform?”
Moran: Democratic Majority Means More Money for 8th District
If Democrats win back control of the U.S. House of Representatives in November, U.S. Rep. Jim Moran said he would use his position in the majority to help funnel more funds to his Northern Virginia district.
Moran, D-8th, told those attending the Arlington County Democratic Committee’s annual Jefferson-Jackson Day dinner on June 9 that while he in theory might oppose the fiscal irresponsibility of â€œearmarksâ€ – funneling money to projects in a member of Congress’s district – he understands the value they have to constituents.
â€œWhen I become chairman [of a House appropriations subcommittee], I’m going to earmark the shit out of it,â€ Moran buoyantly told a crowd of 450 attending the event.
Sigh.Â Not just corrupt, but dumb, saying something like that to a crowd.