This story would seem to be minor. I mean, it's just yet one more thoroughly corrupt Republican indicted for helping his friends steal millions from the federal government. Ho hum.
However, he is very closely tied to John McCain. The news just keeps getting worse for McCrazy.
GOP Congressman indicted for extortion, money laundering
Republican Rep. Rick Renzi has been indicted for extortion, wire fraud, money laundering and other charges related to a land deal in Arizona.
A 26-page federal indictment unsealed in Arizona accuses Renzi and two former business partners of conspiring to promote the sale of land that buyers could swap for property owned by the federal government. The sale netted one of Renzi's former partners $4.5 million.
Renzi also is a co-chairman of Republican presidential candidate John McCain's Arizona leadership team. And the Arizona Senator aided Renzi's re-election bid.
Speaking to reporters at a campaign stop in Indiana Thursday, McCain, an Arizona senator, demurred when asked about the indictment.
"I'm sorry. I feel for the family; as you know, he has 12 children," McCain told reporters, according to the Associated Press.
It's too bad McCain doesn't feel for the taxpayers, who were ripped off by his dear friend for millions of dollars.