Jefferson Off Ways and Means Committee?
It looks like the Democrats are ready to toss William Jefferson off the Ways and Means Committee:
The Ways and Means Committee seat of Rep. William Jefferson (D-La.) officially remained in limbo Wednesday night, but after the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee met early Wednesday evening, it seemed more likely that Jefferson’s colleagues would move to expel him from the exclusive panel — a move that could set up a clash between Democratic leaders and Jefferson’s allies in the Congressional Black Caucus.
This is one of those rare occasions when the right thing and political expediency intersect and I applaud the Democratic leadership for doing this.