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Dem Majority Leader Vows To Block Iraq Debate

From an approving Associated Press:

Rep. Hoyer: Vote on Iraq will be limited

WASHINGTON – A House vote on Iraq this week will be limited to the question of supporting President Bush’s troop escalation, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said Sunday.

Hoyer’s comment drew a vehement objection from House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, who said House Democrats had promised to allow a vote this week on a Republican alternative opposing a cutoff of money for the war.

Hoyer, D-Md., said such a vote would occur later.

"Live up to your word," Boehner told Hoyer. Democrats, Boehner said, "won’t even let us have a substitute. … Give us a vote this week."

The lawmakers appeared on "Meet the Press" on NBC.

Surely this threat by Democrat Majority to block debate on the Iraq War will be reported in countless banner headlines for the next few days.

(Just kidding, of course.)

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, February 11th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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