Rep. John Doolittle has decided to step down from his position on the House Appropriations Committee. This action is clearly in response to the action by the FBI to search his home in Northern Virginia last Friday.
Although the decision to step down was made by Rep. Doolittle, "Roll Call" reports that the House Republican Leadership was prepared to remove him if he did not act himself.
Let me state the obvious. This investigation has been going on for quite a while, but it has been mostly under the radar. Now it has broken out into the public arena, and that suggests that the end-game is now in play. The FBI and the Public Corruption Unit of the DoJ wouldn't have let it get this far if they did not have a very good case for the Prosecution.
Bob Ney and Randy "Duke" Cunningham should be preparing a welcoming party for Rep. Doolittle at their federal prisons. It's time for them to plan the entertainment and order the party hats.