Now, at first, that may seem odd. But the Republicans and this particular Democrat have something in common – apparent ethics problems. Seems the Republican leadership is saying that the Department of Justice has overstepped their bounds, and they're promising an investigation:
WASHINGTON — The FBI's weekend search of the House office of a Louisiana Democrat under investigation for bribery may have overstepped constitutional boundaries, House leaders said as the congressman under investigation pledged to stay in office.
House Majority Leader John Boehner of Ohio told reporters Tuesday that the Congress will somehow speak to “this issue of the Justice Department's invasion of the legislative branch. In what form, I don't know.”
“I've got to believe at the end of the day it's going to end up across the street at the Supreme Court,” Boehner said.
House Speaker Dennis Hastert said the Justice Department had never before crossed a line that separates Congress from the executive branch by searching a congressional office while investigating a member of Congress.
Ok, so maybe I don't know all the intracacies of the law, but it seems to me that the DOJ has a right to investigate crimes, even if those crimes are committed by a member of Congress.
It also seems to me that the Congress should investigate the Executive Branch seemingly stepping into their court as well, but that's not going to happen.