Lions Club Hosts Sen. Wicker

Meridian, Miss.
U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker told Meridian Lions Club members to keep contacting their representatives about issues affecting you.

The Republican says he fought against Obamacare and still hears daily from his constituents about problems with the program.

Wicker also spoke to Newscenter 11 for the first time about being the target for ricin-laced letters.

A former Meridian resident, James Everett Dutschke, pleaded guilty last week to sending the poison letters to Wicker, Mississippi judge, Sadie Holland, and President Obama.

"I appreciate the work of the prosecutors and law enforcement people, but I have tried to be relatively quiet about this," said Wicker. "And I did think the state charges were much more serious than those that affected me."

Wicker referred to Dutschke's guilty plea two days ago to charges of fondling minors in his martial arts studio in Tupelo.