More Democratic Hypocrisy
WASHINGTON (AP) - House Democrats rejected a Republican bid Tuesday to reprimand Rep. John Murtha, a senior lawmaker accused of threatening legislative reprisals against a GOP member who had crossed him.
Before and after the largely party-line vote, which caused some Democrats discomfort, Republicans taunted Democratic leaders about their campaign promises to run a more ethical and open Congress. The House voted 219-189 to kill the Republicans' motion to reprimand Murtha, a Pennsylvania Democrat, Iraq war foe and close ally of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. LINK
The pork loving Murtha charge across the House floor at Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich because Rogers " had tried unsuccessfully to strike a $23 million Murtha earmark — a targeted spending item — for a drug intelligence center in Murtha's district." Thats right, a Republican trying to cut spending enraged the idiot Murtha. I wish Murtha would show that same rage against our terrorist enemies in Iraq.