A.M. Briefing: What's Hart's future?
The Associated Press is reporting that House Speaker Lawerence Denney has agreed to appoint an ethics panel next week to examine two areas of concern with District 3 Rep. Phil Hart. The panel will determine if Hart used his office to gain special favor and if his seat on the House Revenue and Taxation Committee represents a conflict of interest.
This morning The Press called on Hart to step aside until he has cleared up unpaid tax issues that have dogged him for years. Of the following choices, what do you think is best?
1. Hart should resign outright.
2. Hart should step aside until his taxes are paid and/or the ethics panel finds wrongdoing.
3. Hart should continue in his current capacity.