Are lawmakers who took those Antiguan junkets on Allen Stanford’s dime paying a political price back home?
It’s hard to say. But John Cornyn and Pete Sessions, the Texas GOP senator and congressman respectively, can’t be psyched about this Dallas Morning News editorial.
“What were they thinking?” asks the piece in its lead, pointing out that Cornyn and Sessions must have known when they accepted those trips that Stanford would have been looking to curry favor.
The editors conclude, a bit lamely:
Sessions and Cornyn have donated $9,000 of those funds to charity. They would be wise to donate the rest - and to use better judgment next time.
The paper might have added that Sessions would also be wise to ensure that his staff doesn’t misinform reporters about the nature of the congressman’s relationship with Stanford.
Still, it’s a start.