Thursday, May 03, 2007

Dianne Feinstein's husband owner of two defense contractors

Senator Dianne Feinstein, Democrat from California, has had her hand in the public cookie jar for years, according to the report below. She was in favor of the Iraq war, and now we know why: Her husband, Richard C. Blum, stood to gain millions of dollars in defense contracts as majority owner of two substantial, and oft-awarded defense contractors, URS Corp. and Perini Corp.

As the chairperson in charge of the Military Construction Appropriations subcommittee from 2001 through 2005, the senator funneled military projects to her husband's companies.

Now, in the most ironic twist of all: Dianne Feinstein is in charge of the Senate Rules Committee, the "ethics" arm of the U.S. Senate.

Will she charge herself with ethics violations? I think not.

Senator Feinstein's Iraq Conflict | Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington