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SHRED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-01-06 08:23 AM
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Pelosi resolution blocked
Why did they block Pelosi's initial resolution?


Some GOP leaders knew of contact

An aide to Rep. Tom Reynolds, the New York congressman who heads the National Republican Campaign Committee, said he knew about the matter a year ago.

The GOP panel coordinates election efforts for House Republicans, who now must find a candidate to replace Foley in Florida's 16th District, six weeks before the election.

Boehner, an Ohio Republican, learned about the contacts from Louisiana Rep. Alexander in the spring, said Boehner's spokesman, Kevin Madden.

"It was Congressman Alexander's opinion that the contact was not of a professional nature," Madden said.

Boehner blocked a vote Friday on a resolution offered by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi asking the House Ethics Committee to begin a preliminary investigation into Foley's conduct and the GOP leadership's response to it.

The California Democrat's resolution would have started an investigation of "when the Republican leadership was notified and what corrective action was taken," according to her statement.

Instead, Boehner made a motion that the Foley matter be sent to the House Ethics Committee, which passed 409-0.
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-01-06 08:44 AM
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1. Your subject line startled me
So there is no provision in the resolution to find out who knew?
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Evergreen Emerald Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-01-06 09:16 AM
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2. Well, since Boehner is in this up to his head...
...the fact that he blocked the vote to investigate is not surprising. This better become part of the story.
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kath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-01-06 12:36 PM
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3. Hubby and I saw a video of this on Crooks and Liars yesterday:
Lots of nasty boos from the Repugs when Pelosi called for a recorded vote on the matter.

Video (from cSpan0 available here: /

C&L's commentary:
Boehner blocks Pelosi's investigation: Surprise!

Boehner objects because he hasnt seen the resolution. Hmmm. Might it be because your hands are a bit filthy regarding the Foley Sex scandal cover-up?

Video-WMP QT-later

The clerk reads the resolution calling for an ethics investigation into Foley - Republicans boo Nancy when she asks for a recorded vote. With a huge sex scandal brewingthey boo Nancy. I think they should take a long look in the mirror.
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