For Immediate Release
May 29, 2006
Contact: Sullivan for Congress
Jefferson is the target of an FBI investigation into whether he accepted bribes in exchange for political favors.
"Bill Jefferson's actions bring shame upon the House of Representatives. Serving in Congress is supposed to be about dedicating your life to helping your neighbors back home, not lining your pockets.
"The overwhelming majority of Bill Jefferson's constituents are decent, hard-working and honest men and women. They deserve better. I hope that Rep. Jefferson will respect their needs and resign from office immediately.
"Should Mr. Jefferson refuse to resign, the Speaker and the Democratic Leader must take every step available to them, including stripping Rep. Jefferson of his committee assignments."
State Rep. Peter Sullivan lived in the Algiers Point section of New Orleans from 1993 to 1996 while attending the University of New Orleans.