Sen. John Glenn (D-Ohio), grand marshal of the 1990 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade, dropped by the Tournament House on Orange Grove Boulevard Monday to "straighten out" any doubters who might have questioned his integrity, he said.
Glenn and four other senators are being investigated by a special counsel of the Senate Ethics Committee. They are accused of improperly intervening with federal regulators on behalf of Irvine-based Lincoln Savings & Loan after receiving political contributions from its owner, Charles H. Keating Jr.
The senators met twice in 1987 with regulators to question why Lincoln had been audited for more than a year. On Monday, Glenn again denied any wrongdoing and said he was merely trying to discover why the audit had taken so long. He withdrew once he learned the savings and loan was to be investigated by the Justice Department, he said.