Jack Abramoff Confronted By Native American Tribes
WASHINGTON -- On Monday night, the National Press Club played host to the country's most infamous lobbyist, Jack Abramoff. Sitting in the front row were Tom Rodgers, Rick Hill and other members of American Indian tribes. They had come to deliver a message not just to Abramoff, but to official Washington: Abramoff's crimes against Native American tribes will not be forgotten.
They are angry that while the convicted felon reinvents himself as a Washington reformer, advocacy groups and the media seek out his views and largely ignore the Native American tribes who were his biggest victims.
"Native Americans see him as nothing more than a modern-day Custer," Rodgers, a Washington-based tribal lobbyist, told The Huffington Post.