WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- A political watchdog group plans to publish a list of what it calls the 13 "most corrupt" members of Congress.
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington says the bi-partisan list, to be published Monday, is made up of members of Congress that may have violated congressional ethics rules.
The 13 members recommended for investigation are: Sen. Bill Frist (R-Tenn.), Rep. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Sen Conrad Burns (R-Mont.), Rep. Bob Ney (R-Ohio), Rep. Tom Feeney (R-Fla.), Rep. Richard W. Pombo (R-Ca.), Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Ca.), Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.), Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunnigham (R-Ca.), Rep. William J. Jefferson (D-Ca.), Rep. Charles H. Taylor (R-N.C.), Rep. Marilyn N. Musgrave (R-Colo.), and Rep. Rick Renzi (R-Ariz.).
"They all violated ethics rules," Melanie Sloan, the group's executive director told the Los Angeles Times. "The report calls for the House and Senate to act to investigate and take appropriate action against them for these violations of the rules."
A spokesman for one senator denied any wrongdoing, and said the report is pure politics.