Friday, January 13, 2006
Now's probably not the best time for some Democrats to take a trip to Jamaica, to discuss security and trade (and Margaritas):|
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica Six members of the Congress arrived in Jamaica today to begin a five-day tour of the island.I don't care if this trip is paid for out of their own pockets, it just looks bad. Will Democrats ever learn? I'm beginning to think not.
The delegation includes Democratic representatives from New Jersey, New York, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio as well as Representative Lynn Woolsey from Petaluma.
A spokeswoman for the Jamaican Embassy in Washington D-C says the members will discuss security and trade issues while visiting tourist sites.
The trip comes as Republicans and Democrats in Congress consider new restrictions on members' travel following lobbyist Jack Abramoff's guilty plea on felony charges involving influence-peddling in Washington.