Young Invokes The D.C. Defense

Unlike John McCain, Alaska Rep. Don Young is defending his convicted colleague Ted Stevens, arguing that the senator was not given a fair trial in the nation’s capital.

"You have to understand that this was not a jury of his peers,” Young said in an interview with The Anchorage Daily News. “It was in Washington, D.C., which most people in Washington, D.C., don't look very favorably on the Congress because we run them.”

Young argued that the jury in the case was inherently biased against members of Congress.

“[D.C. is] not a self-governing city like they say they are. We actually make decisions for them. Makes us very, very suspicious.”

In the interview, Young boldly predicted that Stevens will “end up being vindicated” and will win reelection next week.