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Friday, June 10, 2005

Republicans Behaving Badly

Drama in the Judiciary Committee:

"Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., chairman of the panel, abruptly gaveled the meeting to an end and walked out, followed by other Republicans. Sensenbrenner declared that much of the testimony, which veered into debate over the detainees at Guantanamo Bay, was irrelevant."

"James Zogby, president of the Arab American Institute, speaking immediately after Sensenbrenner left, voiced dismay over the proceedings. "I'm troubled about what kind of lesson this gives" to the rest of the world, he told the Democrats remaining in the room.
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, in a statement, said the hearing was an example of Republican abuse of power and she would ask House Speaker Dennis Hastert to order an apology from Sensenbrenner." [Yahoo] [Buzzflash] [Video]

I'm sure glad this jag represents the area right around me here in Milwaukee. The Democrats tried to have a civil hearing on one of the worst laws in the land, and all they get for their efforts, is to have their voices shouted down, microphones turned off, and to be ignored. Hooray for Democracy!

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