Georgia Dems want House to conclude Deal investigation

The Democratic Party of Georgia is asking the House Ethics Committee to finish its investigation of Rep. Nathan Deal before the Republican leaves Congress.

Deal has delayed his departure from the House in order to vote on the healthcare bill. "Deal's name has surfaced time and again as being under suspicion for various misuses of his office. It is my belief that Georgia deserves a conclusion to these allegations," wrote Jane Kidd, chair of the Georgia Democrats. "I hope that you will provide Georgia voters with the information they need to make a wise choice about who shall lead our state."

Deal is leaving the House to focus on his gubernatorial bid.

The nine-term member has been under investigation for his role in a business deal with the state that earned his company some $1.5 million, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He has denied any wrongdoing.

(h/t Political Insider)