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Sloppy Socks Scandal

Location: Washington, DC

SLOPPY SOCKS SCANDAL -- (House of Representatives - July 22, 2004)

(Mrs. BLACKBURN asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.)

Mrs. BLACKBURN. Mr. Speaker, I am hearing from my constituents on the Sandy Berger sloppy socks scandal. They are horrified, absolutely horrified that somebody who was trusted with our Nation's security would stoop to such a level of carelessness that now we have the situation where it appears he has stuffed it in his socks, in his pants pocket, in his jacket pocket and has taken frequent, frequent restroom breaks.

What happened with the documents?

They are offended that the former President would make this a laughing matter and talk about how he laughed about the carelessness.

Let me tell you, my constituents want some answers.

Here is an e-mail from one of my constituents. "I do not care when it was discovered or when it was released, only that it took place. I am very concerned that any government representative would minimize the action or regard it as sloppy, careless or a mistake. It is a crime."

The people want answers. They expect a full investigation.

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