Sheila Jackson Lee Sued By Disabled Ex-Employee
The schadenfreude is so thick you can cut it with a knife… one of the leftiest of the lefties in Congress is being sued for insensitivity to disabled employees:
When Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee spoke at a House hearing last year, she made clear the federal government needed to do more to help disabled Americans and even talked of plans to introduce legislation named after singer Stevie Wonder to help disabled schoolchildren.
But a former top aide to the Texas Democrat, said the lawmaker’s public support for the disabled was nowhere to be found in her own congressional office when it came to the aide’s vision impairment. Mona Floyd, who served as the congresswoman’s legislative director, has monocular vision. She said she was told by Mrs. Jackson Lee in a private conversation within weeks of the hearing, “I don’t care anything about your disability.”
Another time, when Ms. Floyd, a lawyer, brought up her disability, she said another staffer told her the congresswoman had said, “I don’t give a damn about her disability.”
Now, I want to make it very clear: at the moment, we have only one side of the story, we do not have Rep. Jackson Lee’s own version of the story.
That said, however, if–and I stress the if–there really is a witness to the Rep saying “I don’t give a damn about her disability,” it would seem that there is at least a little bit of truth to this story, and that’s not going to look good going into the 2012 elections.
As a (technically) disabled person who nonetheless works a full-time job myself (that’s why I don’t usually post during the day, I’m busy earning a paycheck), I’ll be keeping an eye on this story.