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Representative William Jefferson Watch: Democrats Keep Jefferson Off Ways and Means Committee

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United States congressman William Jefferson (D-New Orleans) speaks during an election night victory party after defeating Karen Carter in a runoff in New Orleans, Louisiana December 9, 2006.

AP: Dems keep Jefferson off Ways and Means

House Democrats, insistent that they will hold lawmakers to higher standards, decided Tuesday that Rep. William Jefferson (news, bio, voting record) 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.

But, will Pelosi allow him to be seated on the House Budget Committee? Or the House Bribes Committee?

Jefferson, an eight-term incumbent, handily defeated his Democratic opponent in a runoff election despite the controversy over the federal investigation. He was accused of taking bribes from a company seeking contracts in the Nigerian telecommunications market.

After his victory speech Saturday night, Jefferson said: “I don’t try to second-guess Ms. Pelosi. I don’t go there to work for anyone, I go there to work with the people down here.”

Right!

It is a mockery of Congress that this MORON be seated.

Flap awaits a speedy indictment.

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