Nothing like a good rivalry to get the blood stirred up.
The Congressman-Elect Keith Ellison (D-MN) versus Congressman Virgil Goode (R-VA) took a deliciously ironic turn, as Ellison will use the Koran, formerly owned by, none other than, Thomas Jefferson, according to the Washington Post’s Reliable Sources column today, for his ceremonial swearing-in tomorrow.
You may recall, last month, Ellison drew the ire of Goode, after indicating he was selecting the Koran as his book of choice to pledge the ceremonial Oath of Office. Ellison is the nation’s first person of Muslim faith to be elected to Congress.
With this kind of sparring going on - before the session starts - perhaps Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) can rethink her position and allow C-SPAN to place more cameras in the House. Either that, or open it up to Pay-Per-View.
Rep. Goode is from the state that gave us Thomas Jefferson, along with the word “Macaca”.