|Even Democrats Despise Sheila Jackson Lee|
|by Tom McGregor||Tue, Apr 24, 2012, 06:13 PM|
Robert Draper had written the book, “Do Not Ask What Good We Do,” and devoted a chapter, called, “Woman of Certain Rage,” about U.S Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D.-Tx.), which exposes an unflattering portrait of her.
The book describes incidents where she annoys her House colleagues, pushing for an unlimited supply of House amendments, poor treatment of staff and membership in 52 different caucuses.
Draper writes, “her demands extended well beyond the objective of getting rights, instead suggesting a desire for omnipresence.”
According to Fox News, “the final anecdote in the chapter, recounting Jackson Lee’s failed bid to lead the Congressional Black Caucus, is particularly damning. ‘She would later claim that she had ‘stepped aside’ and permitted Emanuel cleaver to take the post. In fact, the CBC put the matter to a vote. Midway through the balloting, when it was clear that Jackson Lee was headed toward defeat, the congresswoman suddenly stood and proclaimed, ‘I move that we unanimously elect Emanuel cleaver as our next chairman.’ … Several members, however, privately voiced their dismay. They wanted the voting to continue. They wanted Sheila Jackson Lee to see the final tally.”
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