O'Malley: Dixon should attend Obama event
On the hotly debated question of whether recently indicted Mayor Sheila Dixon should attend the Barack Obama rally in Baltimore on Saturday or stay home, Gov. Martin O’Malley said today that he thinks she should be there to welcome the next president to Charm City.
“I would recommend that she do her job every day, and when the president of the United States comes to a city, the mayor of that city should be there out of respect,” O’Malley said during a radio interview.
O’Malley also reiterated that he believes progress has been made under Dixon and that he hopes justice is done. And he noted, again, that the investigation has gone on a long time. It’s been more than five years, to be exact. That’s longer than Watergate and President Nixon’s resignation took, the governor said.
-- Laura Smitherman