Last June, Senator DeLuca refused to consider a bill allowing SEED scholarships for Delaware State University students. Along with allegations of outright racism, a great chorus of complaint arose and his caucus forced him to hold a special session in the middle of campaign season to vote on the bill.
During the fall/winter, Senator DeLuca with no approval from anyone else in the Senate spent tens of thousands of dollars to upgrade his Senate office despite widespread budget cuts across the State. He was also accused of giving preferential job treatment to his secretary.
Now, Senator DeLuca is accused of violating the Federal Hatch act by running for election despite potentially overseeing tens of thousands of dollars in federal funds. Senator DeLuca also got his plum job in the Department of Labor after achieving his leadership roles in the State Senate — smacking of insider dealing and crony corruption by Democratic Governor’s Minner & Markell.
So, what should the good Senator do?
Of course, another question that I could have asked was: “What should the Senate do?” But I leave that to your imagination (Ethics committee, anyone?)…