Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Kagen: Jefferson Should Resign

Freshman Congressman Steve Kagen (D-Wisconsin) has called for William Jefferson (D-Louisiana) to resign from Congress amid his indictment on corruption charges;

Kagen, part of a Democratic freshman class that ran on pledges of creating a more ethical Congress, said Rep. William Jefferson, a Louisiana Democrat, is entitled to a presumption of innocence. However, Kagen, D-Appleton, said "all members of Congress must be held to a higher standard. Congressman Jefferson should consider resigning for the good of the Congress and for the good of the nation."

Nobody says Republicans are naturally corrupt and Democrats are not. They both can be equally corrupt and the GOP only got that way by becoming too comfortable in the majority. Republicans lost partially on their problems with corruption, but that also came from the lack of Republican outcry against other GOP members who were corrupt. A Democrat trying to force out a corrupt Democrat is a good thing; It's what the Republicans never did.

Jefferson should resign or he should be expelled. Forget about how if affects the Democratic Party. I would feel this way if it were a Republican, it's only fair to give equal treatment to creeps on both sides of the isle.

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