Congressional Investigation

The AJC brings us up to speed on Ralph Reed before the United States Senate.

Ralph Reed won’t be in the Senate hearing room Wednesday. But the role the Republican candidate for Georgia lieutenant governor played in blocking gambling in Alabama six years ago will be examined closely in the Senate Indian Affairs Committee’s third hearing into whether Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff defrauded six casino-operating Indian tribes.

Three leaders of the Choctaw tribe of Mississippi will headline the hearing, the committee announced Monday. Several associates of Abramoff and his partner, Michael Scanlon, are scheduled to testify, but Reed isn’t among the listed witnesses.

Credible sources tell me we should not expect much news about Reed to come out of this hearing.