Thursday, November 03, 2005

On the Record

While the tactic was overshadowed by Senator Reid's brilliant maneuver earlier in the week, it should be noted that Nancy Pelosi led a similar assault in the House of Representatives today to get the Republicans on record as being opposed to accountability and oversight of the Iraq Debacle.

From the AP:
Democrats tried unsuccessfully Thursday to force the House to take up a measure condemning Republicans for "their refusal to conduct oversight" of the Bush administration's Iraq war policy and to order investigations into it.

The House voted 220-191 to set aside a resolution offered by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

"I think it brings shame to the House for this Congress to be engaged in a cover-up when it comes to revealing what's happening in Iraq," Pelosi said.

In case you were wondering, the Roll Call vote can be found here. 220 representatives of the people decided they would rather have more of the same than finally learn the truth about the motives for our invasion of Iraq. No wonder they have such shitty approval ratings.

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