William Jefferson (D-La) Stripped Of House Seat

And, let me say, I am simply amazed by the negative tone of the AP article about this. You would almost think he is Karl Rove or Tom Delay in the way they bring it out:

Add political banishment to the list of problems confronting Rep. William Jefferson, ensnared in a bribery scandal that fellow Democrats hope to turn to their election-year advantage.

“Democrats are determined to hold a high ethical standard,” the party’s leader, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, said Thursday night after engineering a 99-58 vote of the rank and file that stripped Jefferson of his seat on the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee.

“This isn’t about proof in the court of law. This is about an ethical standard,” Pelosi said. “I wish that the White House would do the same.”

Unfortunately, Nance, the Executive Branch doesn’t have the Constitutional power to strip you or Jefferson, or any other lying, cheating, hypocritical Congress Critter of panel seats. And, yes, I know that is not what you meant. But there is lots of hard evidence against Jefferson. None against Rove.

I’ll give it to Nancy, though. She refused to allow Jefferson to step aside, and instead forced the vote. And we saw that 58 Democrats thought that a Congressmen who was videotaped taking a bribe should stay on the Ways and Means Committee. Shameful.

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3 Responses to “William Jefferson (D-La) Stripped Of House Seat”

  1. Maggie says:

    They just got him of the Ways and Means Committee….he’s still in the House….until the jury comes in!

  2. Maggie says:

    OOOOps. “OUT” of the COMMITTEE SEAT.

  3. Pelosi is not liking it too much that the only one left that is under indictment is a Dem. Cunningham is gone up to the big house, Delay is out, and will have his day in court, and Rove is out of trouble.

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