Congressman defends calling fired US Attorney ‘idiot’ as ’succinct’

Another brilliant piece of oration from a Congressman trying to defend the indefensible firing of New Mexico U.S. Attorney David Iglesias(pictured at right). Is this the level of discourse we have come to expect from our elected leaders?


A Republican Congressman who has criticized the House Judiciary Committee’s probe of the firing of 8 US Attorneys by the Bush administration defended calling fired New Mexico prosecutor David Iglesias an ‘idiot’ in an appearance on Fox News Sunday.

RAW STORY reported on the statement on Sunday.

A statement from the office of Rep. Chris Cannon (R-UT), the ranking Republican on the House Judiciary Committee’s Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee, called his curt phrase a ‘succinct’ way of criticizing the fired federal prosecutor.

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