Nancy Pelosi is duty bound to deny “Dollar Bill” Jefferson a committee assignment in the Democratic controlled Congress. CNN is reporting that he is trying to reclaim his seat on Ways and Means. The consitituents and victims of his chicanery need a congressman, not a crook. They will not receive the help they need and deserve until he is convicted and dethroned for his crimes. They have chosen a different path and as a result, she has no choice but to deny the tainted SOB an assignment. If the democratic house is to “drain the swamp” of influence peddling and corruption from the marbled halls of power, they must stand firm and deny this two-bit hoodlum a toe-hold on power. Dry up his money and his power. Lay down the law and cut off anybody or lobbyist that contributes to him.
Let him figure out how to bring home the bacon with no committee assignments. Deny him the opportunity to amend legislation on the floor and completely cut him off at the knees. Allow him to do nothing except mediate people’s social security and medicare benefit problems. Let him cool his heels waiting for indictment. If the Congressional Black Caucus wants to champion his cause and become bigger jokes than they already are, fine. It won’t be the first or last time those Negroes got laughed at for their hypocrisy and corruption.
I trust that Mistress Nancy, the incoming Speaker of the House will see the wisdom of what I, and others are saying , and give him nothing. While I would stop short of Impeachment, I am really not all that opposed to the idea. I just think that it will hamper their progressive agenda and put the focus in the wrong place.
UPDATE: Miss JUDYB of THANKS, KATRINA has the scoop. House Democrats denied Jefferson’s request for a Ways and Means Committee assignment this afternoon.