Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Jefferson Refuses to Step Aside

Rep. William Jefferson of Louisiana is refusing to step aside from his position on the House Ways and Means Committee even after House Minority leader, Nancy Pelosi, demanded an immediate resignation by Jefferson.

Jefferson, who is under a serious investigation for $100,000 bribe is remaining defiant, even after being caught on tape taking the bribe.

Unlike how Republicans rushed to the defense of Tome DeLay, Democrats need to take a firm position that Jefferson step down until he is either indicted or cleared of charges. And, unlike the GOP, Democrats need to show that they take corruption seriously. Pelosi's demand for a resignation is a good first step, but it should not end there.

Jefferson refuses to quit Ways and Means

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