The legal system and the people of the District are empowered to address the personal failings of locally elected officials. Congress should respect the right of local self-determination and refrain from sitting in judgment of Americans who, contrary to the basic tenets of our democracy, have no say in the legislature of the greatest democracy on earth.
Jon Bouker is chairman of the board of directors of DC Vote. Ilir Zherka is DC Vote’s executive director.
Rep. Bill Cassidy has his blood drawn by Alesha Barbour during a free hepatitis screening in the Rayburn House Office Building hosted by the Congressional Viral Hepatitis Caucus to recognize "National Viral Hepatitis Testing Day."
Roll Call has launched a new feature, Hill Navigator, to advise congressional staffers and would-be staffers on how to manage workplace issues on Capitol Hill. Please send us your questions anything from office etiquette, to handling awkward moments, to what happens when the work life gets too personal. Submissions will be treated anonymously.