This morning the Washington Post is reporting that the House Ethics Committee has been trying to determine if rules were broken when Rep. Linda Sanchez put three of her sister’s staffers on her payroll after the Caroline Valdez embezzlement scheme depleted funds from Rep. Loretta Sanchez’s office.
This staffing investigation has been going on since spring of this year, but I would like to see the alleged lobbying relationship between Loretta Sanchez and Jack Einwechter examined. Sources have told me that this relationship is on the rocks.
But to get back to the staffing issue, I am bothered that the Sanchez sisters would think that they could just swap staff. These sisters don’t fall in line on every issue, and it could create management problems to simply transfer some of Loretta’s staff to Linda’s office payroll. One thing that I have kept in mind as a working person is that you have to keep your boss pleased. In this scenario, who is the boss? Linda or Loretta?