A day after federal law officers searched Senator Ted Stevens Girdwood home, Senate colleagues urged caution before jumping to conclusions that he’s caught up in the VECO corruption web. But watchdog groups called for him to step aside from his key committee assignments until his legal issues are cleared up.
- Taxpayers for Common Sense
- Letter from the Taxpayers for Common Sense to Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell (PDF) requesting Stevens be removed from committee assignments
- Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW)
- “CREW Calls for Sen. Stevens to step down from appropriations committee”
- Talk of Alaska: Political Corruption (July 31, 2007)
Joel Southern, APRN – Washington, D.C.