|Rep. Andre Carson|
It's hard to believe, but Congressman Carson is now in his 7th year in Congress having been elected in March of 2008. Since that time, the Congressman has been the center of a couple of controversies...mostly none of his own doing...but has largely kept a clean record of hard work for his constituents. It has finally paid off.
The House Committee on Intelligence has legislative oversight over most of our intelligence community. It's a very powerful committee.
The spin nationally and somewhat locally is that Carson is the first Muslim to be appointed to the Committee, and that's true. Of course, anytime he's appointed to anything in Congress, he has a pretty good chance as Keith Ellison is the only other Muslim in Congress.
The appointment also raises the profile of the 7th Congressional District, so it's a good thing for Indianapolis. Congratulations to Congressman Carson.