This is one of the many reasons why I cannot fully embrace the Democratic Party. This kind of hypocrisy and stupidity on the part of the Democrats is inexcusable.
And as expected, the Republicans are having a field day with this report. Once again, it appears that the Democrats are shooting themselves in the foot. Why would they want to raise Jeffersons profile (by placing him on such a powerful Committee) right before he is indicted? Most observers believe that an indictment will come at any moment....
With all of the qualified Democrats available, why is Pelosi even considering Jefferson for the position? Why provide fuel for your opponents? Why is Pelosi risking damage to her Party, especially at a time when the Party is trying to regain trust and rebuild its reputation with the American public?
See Report From The African American Opinion Blog, run by the African American Political Pundit.