Rep. William Jefferson, D-La., takes part in a Capitol Hill news conference, Monday, May 22, 2006. The FBI revealed Sunday that Jefferson, under investigation for bribery, was videotaped accepting $100,000 in $100 bills from an FBI informant whose conversations with the lawmaker also were recorded.
ASSociated Press: Jefferson refuses to quit Ways and Means
Democrats sought to get embattled Rep. William Jefferson to resign his seat on the House’s most prestigious committee.
“In the interest of upholding the high ethical standard of the House Democratic Caucus, I am writing to request your immediate resignation from the Ways and Means Committee,” wrote House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi in the one-sentence correspondence.
All Nany Pelosi is doing is covering her own ASS. Does she REALLY want Jefferson to resign?
The Louisiana Democrat was defiant.
“With respect, I decline to do so,” he wrote back to Pelosi.”I will not give up a committee assignment that is so vital to New Orleans at this crucial time for any uncertain, long-term political strategy.”
And what is the DUMBASS Speaker of the House doing?
Earlier, House Speaker Dennis Hastert demanded that the FBI surrender documents it seized and remove agents involved in the weekend raid of Jefferson’s office, under what lawmakers of both parties said were unconstitutional circumstances.
“We think those materials ought to be returned,” Hastert said, adding that the FBI agents involved “ought to be frozen out of that (case) just for the sake of the constitutional aspects of it.”
Mr. Speaker, how about scheduling a vote to throw this miscreant off of the Ways and Means Committee until further investigation?
I mean, my God, the FBI has him taking a bribe on tape and they found the cold hard cash in his freezer!
No, the Speaker of the House is MORE worried about the “balance of power” between the branches of government.
This is BULL.
Remember the First Plank of the Republican Contract with America?
On the first day of the 104th Congress, the new Republican majority will immediately pass the following major reforms, aimed at restoring the faith and trust of the American people in their government:
- FIRST, require all laws that apply to the rest of the country also apply equally to the Congress;
Flap doesn’t know who is more pathetic Jefferson or the House GOP leadership??
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