For Immediate Release
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Contact: Sam Quigley
Senator Warren’s Anti-Corruption Legislation is “A No-Brainer”
“It’s revealing about the state of Washington that this piece of legislation, full of common-sense limitations on the ability of public servants to enrich themselves at the expense of the country, would be considered radical.”
Washington, DC – This morning, in response to Senator Elizabeth Warren’s introduction of the “Anti-Corruption and Public Integrity Act,” a sweeping piece of anti-corruption legislation, the Chair of the Patriotic Millionaires and former Blackrock managing director Morris Pearl issue the following statement:
“Senator Warren’s proposal is an important step towards building a government that works to improve the general welfare of all citizens, not pump up the bank accounts of current and former members of Congress. It is disgusting that some of our public servants see their time in office as little more than a path towards personal riches, leaving them to completely disregard their constituents’ interests in favor of the kind of donor- and corporate-friendly policies that can earn them a plush lobbying gig after leaving office.
It’s revealing about the state of Washington that this piece of legislation, full of common-sense limitations on the ability of public servants to enrich themselves at the expense of the country, would be considered radical. In a functional democracy, this would be a no-brainer.”
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