Maryland reprimands Del. Jalisi for reportedly bullying staff, Erin Cox for the Washington Post Link here.
I remember wondering at the time why Jalisi wasn’t dismissed from his duties altogether. Allowing him to continue gave him a mantle of respectability he clearly did not deserve.
And now he’s running for Congress.
It would be hard to miss his campaign signs around Howard County. They seem to be placed with the kind of reckless attitude that we saw in the past with a former candidate, she of the Orange signs. In fact, his signs are placed in so many of the same locations that I am beginning to wonder if there’s some crossover in campaign staff.
But I digress.
What does it take to expel someone from elected service in Annapolis? Why wasn’t the evidence against Jalisi enough?
Of course, there are some people who seem to be immune to perceiving the consequences of their own actions. It is possible that Jalisi might have run for Congress in any case. Some people think the rules just don’t apply to them.
I don’t think we should enable or endorse that on Election Day.