Ulysses Currie

Turning a blind eye to corruption in the Maryland Senate

Turning a blind eye to corruption in the Maryland Senate

Thomas V. Mike Miller needs to stop acting like Nathaniel Oaks’ lawyer and start acting like the president of the Maryland Senate.

It’s good that Mr. Miller — begrudgingly, belatedly — will ask the General Assembly’s ethics committee to investigate the federal corruption and obstruction charges against Senator Oaks. But his continued insistence that any legislative action should be subservient to the criminal proceedings is not only wrong, it diminishes the integrity of an institution he professes to revere.

It is inexplicable that Senator Miller displays so little concern that one of those who will take up a red leather chair in the Senate chamber today reportedly admitted to...

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