Sheila Jackson Lee has been an embarrassment to both the city of Houston and the state of Texas
Like the two poverty pimps, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee never fails to pop up for a photo-op. The most recent example was her appearance next to Sherriff Ed Gonzales during his briefing on the murder of 7-year-old Jasmine Barnes. Jackson Lee’s remarks were longer than those of the sheriff.
The latest news about Jackson Lee is not to her liking and you do not see her talking about it before a camera. A former staffer has accused the congresswoman of firing her for reporting that she had been raped several years before by a supervisor of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, of which Jackson Lee was the chairwoman.
Jackson Lee denies the former staffer’s allegations, but she resigned Wednesday as chairwoman of the caucus. The New York Times reports that she has also decided to temporarily step aside from her position on the House Judiciary subcommittee.
The allegation that she fired a staffer for reporting a rape flies in the face of a congresswoman who has declared herself to be a champion of women’s rights.
But one would have to ask why would the staffer lie about Jackson Lee firing her? Considering the large turnover of her aides and the stories they’ve told, the rape victim is most likely telling the truth.
Over the years there have been many complaints by Jackson Lee’s aides about her erratic behavior which caused them to quit or be fired. You can check out some of her erratic behavior by googling up “Congressional Bosses From Hell: Sheila Jackson Lee,” published by The Daily Caller on March 2, 2011. In 2014 and again in 2017, The Washingtonian gave Jackson Lee the dubious award of meanest Congress member among Democrats.
Jackson Lee has been an embarrassment to both the city of Houston and the state of Texas.
When Congressman Al Green, another embarrassment to Houston, introduced his Articles of Impeachment against President Trump last December, there were only three Texas House members who supported him, and Jackson Lee was one of them.
Will her constituents ever dump Jackson Lee? In Houston there are only three things for certain – death, taxation and the reelection of Sheila Jackson Lee.