Is Disgraced State Senator Jeff Smith Now Trying to Say He's the Hero in This Debacle?
|Is it just Daily RFT, or does it sound like Jeff Smith is flipping the ol' bird to the people who put him behind bars?|
Smith knows well that he's now a disgraced former politician who lied to get ahead. He's "owned" his lies and acknowledged over and over that he shouldn't have done what he did.
But there's a difference, he maintains, between admitting wrong and facing the consequences, and taking it a step further and agreeing to wear a wire against his friends.
That's what [Assistant U.S. Attorney Hal] Goldsmith wanted Smith to do. It's what [Steve] Brown did to Smith.
Smith said no, and as soon as he made that decision he knew he was probably going to jail.
"Everyone has choices," Smith said. "Steve Brown made a choice, and I made a different choice. Obviously I face serious consequences as a result of that."