…but Congresscritters do not see inherent conflicts of interest or bribery in the close connections between campaign contributions and contract awards to their donors.

“Simply because a member sponsors an earmark for an entity that also happens to be a campaign contributor does not, on these two facts alone, support a claim that a member’s actions are being influenced by campaign contributions,” the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct said in a unanimous statement.

Jon Lovitz could not be more disingenuous.

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