One has to wonder no more why Pelosi would want an 84 year old fellow octogenarian Norton to be head of the powerful chair of the Transportation Committee. It’s all about the Benjamins. Apparently Pelosi, her husband and no doubt other family members didn’t make enough money with insider trading stocks. All that loot to be passed around with the recent passage of the infrastructure bill. Norton has an appropriate background for the position and a rich history.
Here is her attitude.
Congresswoman Demonstrates ‘Worst Parking Job Ever’ – Eleanor Holmes Norton.
Norton was elected in 1990 as a Democratic delegate to the House of Representatives. She defeated city council member Betty Ann Kane in the primary despite the last-minute revelation that Norton and her husband, both lawyers, had failed to file D.C. income tax returns between 1982 and 1989. The Nortons paid over $80,000 in back taxes and fines. Her campaign manager was Donna Brazile.
In September 2010, the national press criticized Norton after the release of a voice message in which she solicited campaign funds from a lobbyist representing a project that she oversaw. Norton countered that the message was typical of appeals made by all members of Congress and that the call was made from campaign offices not paid for by taxpayers. In March 2012, the public radio series This American Life featured the voicemail message at the start of a program on lobbying titled “Take the Money and Run for Office”.
If one video could show their mindset towards rules and laws…this might be it. If this is who they think is their brightest and best for transportation….think about their brightest & best on health & science…
Congressman Thomas Massie posted a viral video of Speaker Pelosi’s top choice to serve as the Chairwoman of the Transportation Committee repeatedly crashing her car into a parked vehicle.
There are two candidates who have declared their interest in the position.
Norton and Larsen, along with Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas who is also retiring after this Congress, are the next most senior Democrats on the 66-member committee, which has jurisdiction over all modes of transportation as well as infrastructure including clean water and wastewater, pipelines, flood damage and federal real estate.
Both are chairs of arguably the most powerful subcommittees on the panel: Norton chairs the Highways and Transit Subcommittee, while Larsen chairs the Aviation Subcommittee.
Both seek to take the top Democratic position on the committee in the aftermath of the passage of a bipartisan infrastructure law that represents the most aggressive investment in infrastructure in decades.
The best of the swamp today.