Monday, March 26, 2007

Assistant To Senator Webb Arrested For Gun Possession

You can always count on Democrats to do something this stupid. The last big act of Democratic stupidity was brought to us by "Ice Box" Jefferson, now we have this.


Webb staffer arrested with loaded pistol

WASHINGTON- An aide to Sen. Jim Webb was taken into custody Monday morning after Capitol police said he tried to bring a loaded pistol into a Senate office building, a Capitol Police source told The Examiner.

The aide was dispatched to the Virginia Democrat's car to retrieve a bag, the source said. When the aide passed the bag through the scanners of the Russell Senate Office Building, police discovered a loaded handgun and two loaded magazines, the source said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

The aide remains in custody and will appear in court Tuesday, the police source said. The aide was not immediately identified.

Webb's spokeswoman did not return calls.


Additional Report from Houston Chronicle


I had been waiting for another Democrat to do something stupid. The Democrats have been overdue. The timing of this incident could not have been worse for Democrats and could not have been better for Republicans. The Republicans are all over this story. They welcome anything that will distract Americans from the mess that they have created around the world and here at home.

According to news reports- The aide mistakenly carried the bag inside....after being told to hold it or retrieve it by the Senator.

This will not look good for Democrats one way or the other, if we find that the gun belongs to Mr. Webb. I wonder how long Webb will allow his assistant to take the blame (if it does belong to the Senator).

Webb's office seemed to dodge responsibility for the Senator, saying "To our knowledge, this incident was an oversight by the Senator's aide. The aide, Phillip Thompson, is a former Marine, a long-term friend and trusted employee of the Senator. We are still awaiting facts."

So I guess they are going to leave this guy hanging.... at least for a while. According to some sources, members of Congress are allowed to have firearms on the Capital grounds. It's still an incredibly stupid move on the Senators part to make that kind of oversight.....if this is in fact what happened. We will just have to wait for more information to be released.

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