Thursday, June 15, 2006

Jefferson Off Committee

House Dems Strip Jefferson of Assignment
By DAVID ESPO, AP Special Correspondent 1 hour, 37 minutes ago
WASHINGTON - House Democrats, determined to make an election-year point about ethics, voted 99-58 Thursday night to strip Rep. William Jefferson (news, bio, voting record) of his committee assignment while a federal bribery investigation runs its course.

Good for Pelosi. She tried to do this weeks ago and Jefferson was indignant. Once he realized he was going down today, he tried to go to Pelosi to quietly step aside, and she said, "Too late." And held the vote anyway.

Screw that guy. I hope he sees fit to step all the way down, and gives up his office... And the CBC ought to have their heads examined.

1 comment:

S.W. Anderson said...

One of the worst features of one-party control as practiced by the anything-to-win crowd is that caucus strength and solidarity trumps duty to exercise oversight on suspicious or even obviously crooked fellow members.

What can happen then is that some members of less than sterling character get the notion, "Hey, why should I be a goodie two-shoes on the sidelines while the rest of these SOB's get rich?" So, the more crookedness there is, the more there will be.