Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA) Ousted

Republican Anh 'Joseph' Cao waves as he holds his daughter Betsy Cao, 4, with his wife Kate Hieu Hoang, right, at his victory party after defeating Rep. William Jefferson, D-La. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

After losing his re-election bid in Louisiana’s 2nd district with a 50-47 percent result, indicted Democrat William (dollar bill) Jefferson did not concede his loss to the Republican challenger Anh “Joseph” Cao, the first Vietnamese-American in Congress.  Instead, he blamed the voters for not turning out.

‘I think people just ran out of gas a bit,’ he said. ‘People today flat didn’t come out in large numbers.’

Speaking to Jefferson’s bribery and racketeering charges, one Democrat voter who voted for Jefferson highlighted one of our key principles of the justice system afforded to Democrats who get into trouble with the law.

‘People are innocent until proven guilty,’ said Faye Leggins, 54, an educator and Democrat who moved back to the city six months ago.

The voters of Louisiana let Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) off the hook by doing what she should have done years ago. Of course, if Jefferson were a Republican, we wouldn’t be talking about this 552 days after an indictment.

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