Politicians’ Privacy

Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle are threatening a Supreme Court challenge to the FBI’s dark-of-night raid on the office of bribery suspect Rep. William Jefferson (D-Louisiana).

“I … have serious concerns about … whether the people at the Justice Department have looked at the Constitution,” House Majority Leader John Boehner (Ohio) told The New York Times.

It seems the people’s Representatives resent the breach of privacy perpetrated by another government branch.

After all, this isn’t just random airport groping or warrantless eavesdropping against the citizens whom Congress ostensibly serves.

This time, a Member of Congress is the victim.

No wonder his colleagues are dusting off the Constitution.

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