Rep. Julia Carson has been getting noticed lately on Capitol Hill, and it's not in a flattering way. The Hill's "In The Know" column updated us on the latest siting of our representative in Congress:
Rep. Julia Carson (D-Ind.) was spotted on the House Floor and in the Speaker’s Lobby in a gray sweat suit and sneakers last week. Her attire, which is forbidden by House rules, and the fact that the 68-year-old lawmaker is often seen getting physical help from an aide, is causing comment.
But Chad Chitwood, her spokesman, insisted that his boss is not sick. “She’s doing fine, she’s going back and forth [to the district],” Chitwood said Monday. Carson had bypass heart surgery in 1996.
As for concerns about her health, Carson in January told WISH-TV8 in Indianapolis, “I think people thought I was too sick to run. I’m not too sick to do anything.”
Is this how you want your congressperson to be noticed on Capitol Hill?