DC Councilman Jack Evans asks for chance to defend himself in front of fellow council members

D.C. council member Jack Evans asked for a chance to defend himself at a monthly meeting in front of his fellow council members on Tuesday as he remains embroiled in an ethics investigation which has resulted in his resignation from the Metro board, an FBI raid at his house, and a new investigation from the council.

FOX 5's Bob Barnard was at the meeting when Evans addressed the council. Evans described the council taking away his committee as a "drastic action" and said he deserves the right to tell his side of the story and answer questions before action is taken.

Evans said the memo on which the council is basing its actions has "many problems."

"I believe that if my colleagues hear my side of the story, and I respond to all of your questions, you'll not take any action at this time," Evans said.

Evans did not address reporters following his statements.