Democrats Already Getting Cocky
Mississippi Congressman Chip Pickering is demanding an apology from a powerful New York Democrat. Representative Charles Rangel is in line to become chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. He talked to the New York Times about getting more federal money for his own state.That's when he remarked, quote-- "Mississippi gets more than their fair share back in federal money, but who... wants to live in Mississippi?" Rangel told the Associated Press he did not mean to offend anyone. Pickering says he hopes Rangel's remarks are not the kind of insults Mississippi can expect as Democrats take control of congress.