Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson spoke to Mike and Mitch this morning on KRLD to explain why she gave scholarships to her relatives and friends.

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Congresswoman Eddie Bernice was on KRLD  this morning responding to allegations of nepotism in doling out scholarships from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation.

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Congresswoman Johnson says she accepts full responsibility and although she was Chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, she was unclear about the rules of the foundation’s scholarship program.

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Johnson returned about 30 thousand dollars of her own money to the foundation today. She also blames a fired disgruntled employee for turning over the scholarship information to the Dallas Morning News.