But... why now?
Senior Republicans are in a tizzy over the issue of the FBI search of Democrat William Jefferson's office. You would think they would encourage anything that might bring down the opposition party.
It certainly can't be that they want to keep the FBI out of THEIR offices now is it?
Full article here.
From the New York Times:
"Republicans may have a potential self-interest beyond defending the institutional prerogatives of the legislative branch. With some of the party's own lawmakers and aides under scrutiny in corruption inquiries tied to the lobbyist Jack Abramoff and the former lawmaker Randy Cunningham, Republicans would no doubt like to head off the possibility of embarrassing searches of their members' offices."