Because it’s going to be confusing.
- Loretta Sanchez is the Congresswoman from California who tried to vulture fellow-Democrat Gabby Giffords off of the powerful House Armed Services Committee; who race-baited her Vietnamese-American opponent last year; and who has been turning PMA contributions into PMA earmarks for years now.
- Linda Sanchez is the Congresswoman from California (sister to Loretta) who thinks that the majority of the population of the United States is made up of white supremacists*; who crafted a bill attacking First Amendment rights in such a way so as to make roughly 95% of the blogosphere potential felons; and whose first action as Ethics Ranking Member should be to recuse herself (due to a conflict of interest) from the Ethics Committee’s investigation of Maxine Waters.
- If you’re trying to remember which Sanchez sister was the one that got the Pelosi-era Ethics Committee to whitewash a violation of House rules about hiring other Members of Congress’ staffers as a favor, it’s a trick question, of course: they both were.
I hope that this helps. One heck of a political dynasty that these two are building for themselves, huh? – And here I thought that the Carnahans were… suboptimal.
*Yes. It was fun to watch her have to retract that. No doubt seething all the while.