It is reform week in Washington DC. With corruption indictments flying and more expected, suddenly everyone's a good government crusader — even GOP Congressional leaders who about five minutes ago — it seems — were practically celebrating their big money embrace of K Street and the Washington lobbyist cash machine.
Democrats are howling foul. But some Republicans have been howling too, and before the Abramoff scandal hit. Two of them — Arizona's Jeff Flake and New Hampshire's Charles Bass — say Congress and the GOP need a stem to stern clean-up.
Can the GOP clean up its mess in Washington?
Jonathan Weissman, Washington Post Congressional reporter
Rep. Charles Bass (R-NH).;Rep. Jeff Flake (R-AZ).
Larry Noble, executive director of the Center for Responsive Politics, a non-partisan government watchdog that tracks money and influence in politics.
This program aired on January 19, 2006.