Congressman Matheson's Brother Appointed to Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

As far as Democrats go, Matheson hasn't been too bad. He is moderate with mixed votes on abortion, he supports traditional marriage, and voted against the health bill. Still, I've always thought that the most Republican state in the Union can do better than this guy. If the recent allegations that he is being bought off are correct, and I am not saying that they are, then we definitely need to give this guy they boot. From The Weekly Standard:

Consider Congressman Matheson's record on the health care bill. He voted against the bill in the Energy and Commerce Committee back in July and again when it passed the House in November. But now he's "undecided" on ramming the bill through Congress. "The Congressman is looking for development of bipartisan consensus," Matheson's press secretary Alyson Heyrend wrote to THE WEEKLY STANDARD on February 22. "It’s too early to know if that will occur." Asked if one could infer that if no Republican votes in favor of the bill (i.e. if a bipartisan consensus is not reached) then Rep. Matheson would vote no, Heyrend replied: "I would not infer anything. I’d wait to see what develops, starting with the health care summit on Thursday."

The timing of this nomination looks suspicious, especially in light Democratic Congressman Joe Sestak's claim that he was offered a federal job not to run against Arlen Specter in the Pennsylvania primary. Many speculated that Sestak, a former admiral, was offered the Secretary of the Navy job.

In his defense, his brother is definitely qualified, and there is no clear cut evidence that this isn't on the up and up. That said, the timing is poor at best.


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