Pelosi Calls for Ethics Investigation of Jefferson
From the AP
Pelosi, D-Calif., said at a news conference that she had not spoken directly to [Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA)] about the investigation. "But he knows what is going on, and the ethics committee should investigate what is going on."
At the same time, Pelosi sought Thursday to differentiate the Jefferson case from what Democrats have labeled the "culture of corruption" linking the Republican majority and special interests represented by disgraced former lobbyist Jack Abramoff. "The Republicans are all tied together," she said. "Mr. Jefferson is his own behavior, he is responsible for it."