Every year, Sen. David Vitter seems to find new ways to outdo his previous deplorable conduct.
The Louisiana Republican threatened to block a pay raise for Interior Secretary Ken Salazar unless the secretary agreed to issue more deepwater drilling permits.
Although the Senate Ethics Committee rebuked Sen. Vitter and warned him not to engage in similar conduct in the future, Sen. Vitter boasted that he would continue to block pending pay increases for Secretary Salazar.
- Two-term senator representing Louisiana
- Threatened to block a pay increase for the Secretary of the Interior to force the department to issue more deepwater drilling permits
- Previously named to CREW’s Most Corrupt in 2007 and 2011