The Miami Herald reported on Sunday that Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Tex.) once penned a love note of sorts to jailed financier Allen Stanford.
"I love you and believe in you,'" said the email, sent on Feb. 17. "If you want my ear/voice -- e-mail." It was signed, "Pete."
Now, a spokesperson for Sessions is defending the email without actually admitting that the congressman wrote it. From Glenn Thrush:
From the government that knighted him to Barack Obama and John McCain, Allen Stanford had everyone fooled, and as Mr. Stanford's scheme has become clear Congressman Sessions has worked to ensure that the investors Mr. Stanford swindled receive the justice they deserve - including signing a letter to the SEC requesting SIPC coverage for the victims.
While the referenced email cannot be authenticated, Congressman Sessions believes that its contents resemble language he would use to communicate with a person in crisis to encourage right decisions and prevent further tragedy.
Of course, John McCain and Barack Obama probably didn't send affectionate messages to Stanford after he was charged with swindling investors out of $7 billion.