Woods Lost Congressional Honors Bid
Democratic Representative Joe Baca of California has dropped his aim to award Tiger Woods the highest honors that congress can give to a civilian.
The golf player had been in an accident a few hours after Thanksgiving Day where he hit a tree and fire hydrant causing him a fine of $164 and a careless driving citation has drawn talks about him having family problems. A few days later, several women have claimed extra-marital affairs with Woods.
Baca said in an statement, “In light of the recent developments surrounding Tiger Woods and his family, I will not pursue legislation awarding him the Congressional Gold Medal this session.” He had proposed the award last March. He failed to get any co-sponsors.
The Congressional Gold Medal (pictured is the variation of the award given to President Reagan) is the highest honors that Congress can give to a civilian who performed an outstanding deed or act of service to the security, prosperity, and national interest of the United States. It can be even awarded to a non-US citizen.