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Top Republican: David Rivera seen "in a very favorable light"

Texas Republican Rep. Pete Sessions -- who is heading up his party's 2012 re-election efforts in the House -- tells The Hill that the criminal investigation dogging David Rivera hasn't affected his performance.

"David Rivera is a brand new member of our delegation from Miami who is doing a very good job in his duties up here," Sessions told The Ballot Box. "He's very active as a member of his freshman class. He's getting his job done and I think that he's seen in a very favorable light."

Democrats immediately seized on the remarks, noting that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said Monday he was "very concerned" about the investigations.

"If NRCC Chairman Pete Sessions thinks Representative David Rivera’s criminal investigations and ethical conflicts puts him in a favorable light, you’re left wondering what would be unfavorable," said Jesse Ferguson of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.  

Rivera has sought to project an air of normalcy, quizzing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about U.S.- Cuba policy at Tuesday's House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing and joining fellow Republicans in pressing President Barack Obama to pass pending trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea.

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Rivera is a Crook

Yes GOP loves Crooks

Michel

"Top Republican: Rivera seen "in a very favorable light"

Amazing how specious Pete Sessions comments are.

Sessions is Dem's Best Friend

It is inevitable that Rivera will go down,and before his term ends. So why would Pete Sessions place himself and the GOP in a vulnerable position of having his comments haunt him like scarlet letters? Even the Republicans, especially in Miami-Dade, know that Rivera is dirty. Instead of engaging in damage control, Sessions is circling the wagons for a lost cause. The problem here is not that is Sessions is immoral or corrupt; the problem is that he is clearly STUPID and unfit for further leadership in the Republican Party.

MDIAZ

THE POLITAL VENDETTA AGAINST CONGRESSMAN DAVID RIVERA WILL NOT SUCCEED! RIVERA IS AN HONEST,
HARD WORKING YOUNG MAN THAT HAS BEEN THE VICTIM OF A CRUSADE BY ENVIOUS DEMOCRATS. KEEP THE FAITH, DAVID, YOU ARE DOING A GREAT JOB.

I WILL VOTE FOR YOU AGAIN IN 2012!!!

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