New Orleans About To Nominate A Crook For Congress

U.S. Rep. William Jefferson who was caught with over 90 thousand dollars of cash in his freezer, and was indicted on corruption charges by a federal grand jury in Virginia has won enough votes in his district to secure a spot on the November ballot. Jefferson represents the New Orleans area and is seeking a 10th term. In December he faces charges of bribery, laundering money and misusing his congressional office for business dealings in Africa. This guy is the poster child for “boot those bums out,” yet he is still on the ticket. According to Jefferson, “The work that I do is based on relationships with the members of Congress and it’s based on having been there for 18 years. I have walked in the shoes of other members when they have needed things for their areas and they have walked in my shoes as we need things here. That’s the way that Congress works.” Sounds like he is a pro in pork barrel projects. If he wins his runoff in November he could face a little know republican in December in his heavily democratic district. This would mean he could win his seat just days before he faces his charges, and hopefully jail. Not only him, but his siblings as well are facing unrelated federal corruption charges. Is this really the best New Orleans can come up with?
Alan Cosgrove

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