A number of Congressmen, both Democrat and Republican, have come forward in support of Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin in recent weeks.
Congressmen who have written to Attorney General Eric Holder about the former meat plant executive include Congressman Bill Pascrell (D-NJ), Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX), Congressman Ed Towns (D-NY), Congressman Richie Neal (D-MA), Congressman Mike Coffman (R-CO) and Congressman John Culberson (R-TX).
Congressman Neal, a senior member of Congres and the Democratic At-Large Whip, writes: “After a full read of the facts, the outcome of this matter is quite troublesome.”
Neal asks that Holder investigate the conduct of Judge Linda Reade, requesting “full and fair consideration to the misconduct that occurred between the prosecutors and the presiding judge in this case.”
Florida Shluchim Zalman Bukiet, Moshe Denburg, Sholom Ber Korf and Ruvi New met with newly re-elected Congressman Ted Deutch on Friday, presenting him with a file on the Rubashkin case.
Deutch, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, promised to review it carefully and take appropriate action.