Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Jefferson’s Raid Draws Bipartisan Outrage

There seems to be a constant barrage of criticism of the ongoing and caustic partisanship in Washington, DC that slows meaningful public policy from becoming law.

However, after an unprecedented raid of a congressman’s office over the weekend, criticism of the FBI action has been swift and bipartisan.

Congressional leaders Bill Frist (R-TN), the Senate Majority Leader and House Speaker J. Dennis Hasert (R-IL) both expressed concern and alarm over the nearly 18 hour raid and said both the House and Senate Counsels would investigate http://www.washingtonpost.com/. It was the first time a sitting member of Congress has had his office raided by the FBI.

The raid is part of an ongoing FBI investigation of Congressman Jefferson on allegations of bribery dealing with a high-tech company seeking to do business in Africa.