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Roll Call: Sessions Runs a Good Rules Committee

We’re so accustomed to Dallas Congressman Pete Sessions’ mishaps, corruption foibles, and non-sequiturs that a favorable story comes as a pleasant surprise — no, make that a complete shock. Nevertheless, here it is. Matt Fuller and Emma Dumain of the Capitol Hill weekly Roll Call canvassed Republicans and Democrats on the Rules Committee to discover that Sessions is well respected for crossing the aisle and opening up the committee to allow for amendments and debate. Good going, Pete. Although I’d say an adult who continues to play on the fact that he was an Eagle Scout forty years ago has a small identity problem, I can’t help but be impressed that in the super-charged partisan circus that is the current House, Sessions is actually tilting the other way.

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  • Zac Crain

    I am sure his Tea Party challenger Katrina Pierson will seize on that “crossing the aisle” business and affix the scarlet M for moderate on his gray suit pretty quickly.

  • Jack Jett

    I assume Wick must be taking the more expensive acid or his view of fair is different than mine.

    “Everything we do in this body should be about messaging to win back the Senate,” Sessions said in an unfortunate interview with Roll Call.

    I thought people were elected to help ALL citizens, and while it is well known that Session’s does not include gay people in this group, I would hope that he might be fair to SOME people who are democrats.