His blog article posted below is a textbook example of fallacious reasoning, unsound argument and a simple inability to connect one dot with another. It is not difficult to understand how this man, despite a legal degree, could be legally prohibited from practicing the profession. He simply has a few screws loose that make logical conclusions difficult, if not impossible, even when he works with known facts. The disbarred lawyer routinely gives unsolicited advice to local, practicing, functioning lawyers much to their amusement.
But, let's first examine exhibit one, Bobby's summation of the rules governing congressional office leases accompanied by his unfortunate diatribe(The highlighting is ours):
THE RULES GOVERNING CONGRESSIONAL OFFICE LEASES
CLICK HERE FOR RULES
For the conspiracy idiots who have nothing better to do than destroy Brownsville and their elected officials you will note the following
They may rent from cities - they can even share office space with US Senators and any number of state elected officials.
They can accept office space based on free rent. It is not a crime.
Finally, all leases are reviewed by
"Should the Member sign the lease right away?
No. Prior to signing a lease, the Member/ Member-Elect must submit the proposed lease, accompanied by a copy of the District Office Lease Attachment, to the Administrative Counsel for review and approval.
There is no challenge in finding facts. The problem is people are obsessed with their need to be ignorant. The internet has made being ignorant a badge of honor. It has validated bullying by cowards who do not have to post their real name. It is making us as people into pathetic weasels.
Mean Mister Brownsville:
Now, please note. We have no quarrel with the above-mentioned rules for congressmen with respect to their office leases. We will take Bobby's research at face value, but it is irrelevant. Our concern had no relationship for the rules or limitations placed on those who serve in Congress, but on the rules, limitations and ethics of the Brownsville City Commission.
Our question was simple, although not simple enough for Bobby Wightman-Cervantes: "Can Mayor Tony Martinez enter into a lease agreement with newly elected Congressman Filemon Vela unilaterally, without approval of the City Commission?" Also: "Is Martinez allowed by city rules and regulations to proceed with renovation, relocation of city staff, etc. without such an agreement in place?"
So, despite Bobby's rant, our position is simple. We're not worried in the least about government rules for congressmen, simply proper protocol for city officials. The ignorance is simply Bobby's, accompanied by a smug arrogance that defies understanding.