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Congressman uses National Guard to help check his home and save his belongings.

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posted on Sep, 14 2005 @ 09:06 AM

Sept. 13, 3005 — Amid the chaos and confusion that engulfed New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina struck, a congressman used National Guard troops to check on his property and rescue his personal belongings — even while New Orleans residents were trying to get rescued from rooftops, ABC News has learned.

On Sept. 2 — five days after Katrina hit the Gulf Coast — Rep. William Jefferson, D-La., who represents New Orleans and is a senior member of the powerful Ways and Means Committee, was allowed through the military blockades set up around the city to reach the Superdome, where thousands of evacuees had been taken.

Military sources tells ABC News that Jefferson, an eight-term Democratic congressman, asked the National Guard that night to take him on a tour of the flooded portions of his congressional district. A 5-ton military truck and a half dozen military police were dispatched.

Lt. Col. Pete Schneider of the Louisiana National Guard tells ABC News that during the tour, Jefferson asked that the truck take him to his home on Marengo Street, in the affluent uptown neighborhood in his congressional district. According to Schneider, this was not part of Jefferson's initial request.

Jefferson defended the expedition, saying he set out to see how residents were coping at the Superdome and in his neighborhood. He also insisted that he did not ask the National Guard to transport him.

i think its ridiculous to use the NG to help save yer belongings wen they should be saving lives. he can check his home and save wat left of his belongings wen the water is down completely.

posted on Sep, 14 2005 @ 01:34 PM
What the hey? Personally, if my belongings were in a flood, I'd just write them off. Never know what's in that flood water.

That's kinda like Bush talking about restoring Trent Lott's property...priorities, people!

posted on Sep, 14 2005 @ 01:40 PM
I have a thread about this here:

posted on Sep, 14 2005 @ 01:41 PM
He, he, I guess it becomes news because it was a "Democratic" one doing the infamous deed.

Right deltaboy.

posted on Sep, 14 2005 @ 02:02 PM
There appears to be a Federal investigation of this particular Congressmen. This is news because the Feds want to know if he removed anything from his house that is pertinent to their investigation....

And oh yes, it's news because he's a Democrat.

posted on Sep, 14 2005 @ 02:18 PM
Democratic or republican, this should not happen. I'm sure there's plenty more to do than rescue some rich senator's possessions. HELLO! There's people in need of aid and assistance!!! Disease ridden waters! Get your priorities straight!

posted on Sep, 16 2005 @ 07:19 AM
Sooner or later people are going to realize that Democrat or Republican makes no difference whatsoever. It's all just a big divide-and-conquer game anyway. Right is right and wrong is wrong and most of our elected (or are they?) representatives are just plain wrong in their NWO priorities. This is just one more example in a list so long it would wrap around the world several times. Too bad tarring and feathering went out of style.

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