Wednesday, September 14, 2005

"Longtime Democrat" Congressman Used National Guard to Visit Home

Headlines we'd like to read. This sounds like something a rich, selfish Republican would do. Go figure.
ABC News: Amid Katrina Chaos, Congressman Used National Guard to Visit Home: "Sept. 13, 3005 — Amid the chaos and confusion that engulfed New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina struck, a congressman used National Guard troops to check on his property and rescue his personal belongings — even while New Orleans residents were trying to get rescued from rooftops, ABC News has learned.

On Sept. 2 — five days after Katrina hit the Gulf Coast — Rep. William Jefferson, D-La., who represents New Orleans and is a senior member of the powerful Ways and Means Committee, was allowed through the military blockades set up around the city"

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