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Jefferson Search: Frist gets it right
Posted by: McQ on Monday, May 29, 2006

As ineffective, in most cases, as I feel Senator Bill Frist has been has the Senate Majority Leader, he got this one exactly right:
In a break with his counterparts in the House, the Senate's leader said Sunday the FBI was within its right to search the office of a congressman under investigation in a bribery case.

"No House member, no senator, nobody in government should be above the law of the land, period," Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said.
Dale covered it at length here and we talked about it in our podcast yesterday, but good grief, since when is Congress immune from a properly authorized and executed search warrant?

There is nothing in the Constitution which prevents that and, if you've followed this at all, you know that Constitutional scholars on both sides of the ideological divide have said the Congress doesn't have a case.

Everytime the Republicans have an opportunity to address public corruption in a positive way, such as supporting the lawful search of Willam Jefferson's congressional office, they do the opposite. Hastert et al threw a tantrum and Bush blinked. An amazing display of arrogance coupled with an equally amazing display of political cowardice all rolled into one.

As our founders made clear, there is no royal class of citizens in the US, no matter what Dennis Hastert would like. They're running out of feet in which to shoot themselves before November.
 
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McQ,

That’s a noble gesture from Frist. But he, like the rest of Congress, needs replaced. They have all forgotten who they work for. I cannot find more than a handful that are worthy of public service.
 
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