Senator Cornyn (finally) comes clean

Clarice Feldman
It's hard to fight the monumental corruption of this Administration when your own skirts are unclean.

From today's National Journal, a report that Senator Cornyn of Texas has failed for some time to report pension payments he's receiving:

Texas Republican John Cornyn supplemented his Senate salary with a trio of public pensions last year from his days as a Texas judge and elected official-a practice some fiscal watchdog groups have attacked as "double dipping."

Cornyn, who is the minority whip and the No. 2 ranking Republican in the Senate, reported collecting $65,383 in public retirement benefits in 2012 in addition to his $174,000 salary as a U.S. senator. 

Cornyn's office did not respond to requests for comment.

Elected to the Senate in 2002, Cornyn is a former district judge, Texas Supreme Court justice, and state attorney general. In 2012, he collected pensions from three separate state retirement programs.

 

It's hard to fight the monumental corruption of this Administration when your own skirts are unclean.

From today's National Journal, a report that Senator Cornyn of Texas has failed for some time to report pension payments he's receiving:

Texas Republican John Cornyn supplemented his Senate salary with a trio of public pensions last year from his days as a Texas judge and elected official-a practice some fiscal watchdog groups have attacked as "double dipping."

Cornyn, who is the minority whip and the No. 2 ranking Republican in the Senate, reported collecting $65,383 in public retirement benefits in 2012 in addition to his $174,000 salary as a U.S. senator. 

Cornyn's office did not respond to requests for comment.

Elected to the Senate in 2002, Cornyn is a former district judge, Texas Supreme Court justice, and state attorney general. In 2012, he collected pensions from three separate state retirement programs.