The Democratic Speaker of the North Carolina House, Jim Black, is about to have his dirty laundry aired for all to see. For a while, BlueNC has been calling for Black to come clean on his many scandals and possibly resign. Tomorrow the Democrat controlled State Board of Elections will be holding public hearings to determine the existence or extent of possible corruption. There is a great article on the matter in the Greensboro News-Record. From the article:
For months, the details of alleged wrongdoing tied to House Speaker Jim Black have festered mostly in private.
Those once close to Black and accused of breaking state lobbying laws have mostly refused to speak in public. The federal grand jury that's requested thousands of pages of documents from Black's office is meeting in secret.
That all changes Wednesday, when the state Board of Elections begins up to three days of public hearings into allegations that donors allied with the powerful Democrat and other lawmakers violated campaign finance laws. Black, who is not personally accused of wrongdoing in any pending case, is one of more than 40 people to receive a subpoena from the board, although his attorney said the speaker doesn't have much to offer.
I hope that Black was not corrupted; however, if he were, I want to see him be taken down by Democrats the way that the Republicans never would (e.g. Tom Delay, Scooter Libby, Newt Gingrich, etc.).