Pretend Rep. Demands Real Investigation
Shelley Sekula-Gibbs, why oh why weren't you elected for real? In this post-Harris, post-McKinney world, we need you more than ever.
The lame duck Representative from Texas suffered the indignity of having Tom DeLay's staff walk out on her during her office's open house. Why? Because she was "mean."
Or, according to Shelley, because they're... wait, what the hell is she talking about?
The turmoil in newly elected Rep. Shelley Sekula-Gibbs' office deepened Thursday with the Houston Republican demanding a congressional investigation of aides who quit in a mass walkout earlier this week.
Sekula-Gibbs said the staffers, holdovers from her predecessor Tom DeLay, deleted records from the office's computers Monday, the day before seven of them resigned in apparent protest of their treatment.
OMG! They were destroying records and sabotaging the office... in accordance with House rules dictating that computers be wiped clean before a new Rep takes over.
A woman who will be a Representative for only seven weeks urging congress to investigate her office's entire former staff during a lame duck session. Shelley, we hope you stick around for a while. DeLay's CoS loves you too!
"Never has any member of Congress treated us with as much disrespect and unprofessionalism as we witnessed during those five days," he said. He declined to detail specific behavior.
While we'll be sad to see her go, we are very sure Shelley will be running for national office again and again and again.
Sekula-Gibbs demands probe of aides who quit [Chron.com]