The Speaker has decided not to file an objection against the raid by the Department of Justice on Bill Jefferson's office. While I have criticized House Democrats for not living up to promises in a range of areas, this is one area of improvement:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has decided against filing a motion with a federal appeals court objecting to last year's FBI raid on Rep. William Jefferson's Capitol Hill office, according to Democratic insiders.
Pelosi (D-Calif.), who had considered such a motion, had indicated she would not move forward unless joined by Minority Leader John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) and other senior Republicans, the sources said.
But the fact that she even considered such a move and had discussed the issue with her colleagues shows how concerned top lawmakers remain about the unprecedented nature of the FBI raid.