Sunday, March 08, 2015

Oh, Sheila

Enron's best buddy in Congress, US House Rep Sheila Jackson Lee, got embarrassed yet again.

And she wasn't the only one.

Among those tossing-their-hands-in-the-air-like-they-just-don't-care?

Sheila and US House Reps Hakeem Jeffries, Al Green and Yvette Clarke.

The images are from December 1, 2014.

They reference the claim that Michael Brown, who was shot dead by a police officer in Ferguson, had put his hands in the air prior to being shot.

As Sara Snider reported March 7th for Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN -- link is video), "Instead, the Department of Justice found that is 'inconsistent with the physical and forensic evidence' and, in some cases, 'witnesses have acknowledged their initial accounts were untrue' or witness accounts were not credible, including the witness closest to Brown when it happened --  Brown's friend, Dorian Johnson --  whose words helped spark the mantra."

So will the members of Congress correct their actions?

Maybe they don't believe the report?

That's fine.

They don't have to.

There's no requirement that anyone believe a government report.

But if they don't believe it, they need to say so.

They need to say they do not believe the work of Eric Holder and the Justice Department.

If they can't do that, they need to correct the record.

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