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Thu Jan 10, 2019, 07:50 AM

Ayanna Pressley lets drumpf have it in her first speech on the House floor

https://www.boston.com/news/politics/2019/01/08/ayanna-pressley-trump-government-shutdown



“I rise today in opposition to the occupant of the White House,” Pressley said Tuesday afternoon in a scathing, one-minute denunciation of President Donald Trump’s government shutdown over funding for a border wall — which resulted in a reminder from a fellow Democrat to refrain from personal attacks on the president.

“Mr. Trump, you took an oath just as I did five days ago, to protect and defend the Constitution and the American people,” the newly sworn-in Massachusetts congresswoman said. “Sir, you dishonor that oath. You devalue the life of the immigrant, the worker, and the survivor. I see right through you and so do the American people.”

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Reply Ayanna Pressley lets drumpf have it in her first speech on the House floor (Original post)
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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 08:00 AM

1. I missed her 1 minute speech

(it may have happened when my area had a power outage, lost cable signal, and could only get on the 'net via my cell hotspot). I watched the earlier 1 minute speeches when they first gavelled into session and they were fantastic... and caught some of the later ones in the evening.

A bunch of the newly-elected Democrats were out there giving them!

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Thu Jan 10, 2019, 08:03 AM

2. Excellent

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 08:19 AM

3. Glad to see a resurgence in the meaning and dedications to Oaths and Duty.

It's important for a reason. Compels men and women to keep promises for the good of us all. Especially when you're scared, or unsure of what to do. See the video in entertainment on the same topic. (on oaths and duty)

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Thu Jan 10, 2019, 08:32 AM

4. We all agree with her, of course, BUT she's new

and just learned that ranting in this manner against the POTUS on the house floor violates rules and standards for professional behavior among representatives who are supposed to work together. Kind of like DU rules for no personal attacks on each other here.

Just deliver it to the cameras outside is all, Congresswoman Pressley.

Rep. G.K. Butterfield, a Democrat from North Carolina, warned Pressley to follow the House rules. “Members are reminded to refrain from engaging in personalities toward the president,” Butterfield said. US Representatives are asked to hold back opinions or criticisms of colleagues and leadership during floor discussion. It is considered “unparliamentary,” according to the House rules. ...

This breach in etiquette has happened more frequently in the the last decade. A Bloomberg analysis showed that House members of the 115th Congress were chastised for violating the rule 48 times, compared with just five times during the 111th Congress from 2009 to 2010.


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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 08:34 AM

5. K&R

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