Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Jefferson's re-election

Skepticalbrotha puts it better than I ever could

and in breaking news....
Democrats keep Jefferson off Ways and Means Committee
12/12/2006, 1:34 p.m. CT
The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats, insistent that they will hold lawmakers to higher standards, decided Tuesday that Rep. William Jefferson will not return to an influential committee until a federal corruption investigation involving him is completed.

Speaker-to-be Nancy Pelosi said the Democratic Steering Committee had resolved that Jefferson, who last Saturday won a runoff election in his New Orleans district, will not be given back his spot on the Ways and Means Committee, the panel that determines tax and trade policies.

At Pelosi's urging, the House last June stripped Jefferson of his committee assignment because of the corruption investigation that included an FBI document asserting that agents had found $90,000 in bribe money in the Louisiana Democrat's freezer.

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