The Corner

BLACK CAUCUS TO PELOSI: WE SUPPORT HASTINGS

I’m told that the Congressional Black Caucus has sent a letter to Nancy Pelosi affirming the group’s support for Alcee Hastings to become chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.  “The CBC sent a letter to Ms. Pelosi just to let her know that the CBC is behind Mr. Hastings 100 percent,” CBC spokesman Myra Dandridge told me this afternoon.  CBC officials declined to release the letter itself, but Dandridge told me it was sent yesterday, after CBC members discussed the Hastings issue at their weekly meeting on Wednesday.  For the reason this will likely be Pelosi’s next headache, see here .