Well, this takes one potential weapon away from Republicans in the House, but it’s good for the country for this impeached and convicted crook from chairing one of the most sensitive committees in the House.

TPMmuckraker November 28, 2006 01:58 PM
CQ: Hastings to Drop Bid for Intel Chair
By Justin Rood – November 28, 2006, 1:58 PM

Congressional Quarterly’s Tim Starks has the scoop:

House Speaker-elect Nancy Pelosi was to meet with Rep. Alcee L. Hastings late Tuesday to close the door on his bid to become chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, a congressional aide said.

But Pelosi, D-Calif., has not yet decided who will get the job, according to the aide. . . .

Pelosi met with Harman two weeks ago to discuss the House Intelligence Committee chair job. There is little to suggest Pelosi will reverse her intention to replace Harman atop the panel.