Marcia Fudge dropped her bid to oust Pelosi as speaker, but could this be the real reason?

Marcia Fudge dropped her bid to oust Pelosi as speaker, but could this be the real reason?
Marcia Fudge (Image: YouTube screen grab)

Earlier this week, Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) abandoned plans to challenge Nancy Pelosi for the speaker of the House post reportedly because Pelosi cut a deal with her fellow congresswoman, offering her chairmanship of the newly resurrected Elections Subcommittee of the Committee on House Administration. It’s nothing more than a new version of promises of “pork” as an inducement to winning support.

But now reports are surfacing suggesting Fudge may have had more disturbing reasons for backing down. Lance Mason, a personal friend whom Fudge vouched for in the past, has been arrested on suspicion of stabbing his ex-wife, Aisha Fraser, to death.

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In 2014, Mason beat Fraser in front of their young children, punching her in the head upwards of 20 times, then slamming her skull against the dashboard of their with such force as to require facial reconstructive surgery.

Fudge inexplicably wrote a letter of strong support for the man now accused of murdering Fraser. In the letter, Fudge explained that her view of the violent man had been shaped by over twenty years of friendship. “The Lance T. Mason that I know is a kind, intelligent man and loyal friend,” she wrote in his defense.

“Lance Mason is a good man who made a very bad mistake,” Fudge concluded, “I can only hope you can see in Lance what I and others see.”

Here is a copy of the letter in its entirety.

In spite of Fudge’s character reference, this “good man” served 9 months in prison. Now he has been arrested for a crime that could net him a far more severe sentence.

Below is audio of the 911 call made when Fudge’s friend attacked and killed Fraser this past Saturday.

Whether this development will impact Fudge’s standing as a future committee chairman remains to be seen.

Cross posted at the Mental Recession

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is editor of the Mental Recession, one of the top conservative blogs of 2012. His writings have appeared at the Daily Caller, American Thinker,, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record.


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