In your Aug. 26 edition you report that I would redistrict Rep. Anthony C. Beilenson's seat so as to turn it Republican. This contention is totally false. While I may or may not have some input, I most certainly will not use what ever influence I may have to destroy the career of a fellow Democrat.
Rep. Beilenson and I have been friends and colleagues for two decades. Had your reporter checked with me, he would have learned that I have no desire to bring about such a change.
REP. HENRY WAXMAN
24th Congressional District