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Censure Fails, Stark Apologizes In Tears

From a relieved Associated Press:

“I hope that with this apology I will become as insignificant as I should be…”

House bid to censure Stark falls short

By CHARLES BABINGTON, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON – Republicans failed in an effort Tuesday to have the House censure Rep. Pete Stark, D-Calif., who said in a congressional speech last week that U.S. troops are being sent to Iraq “to get their heads blown off for the president’s amusement.”

Without debate, the House voted 196-173 to kill the proposal to censure Stark for “his despicable conduct.” The vote was mostly along party lines, with all 168 Republicans on hand supporting the measure offered by Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio. Five Democrats joined them…

Stark initially refused to apologize despite condemnations from GOP lawmakers and others. Moments after Tuesday’s vote, however, he addressed the House to apologize to his colleagues, “to the president and his family,” and to U.S. troops offended by his remarks.

I hope that with this apology I will become as insignificant as I should be” in the continuing debates over Iraq and health care, he said…

Amen to that.

But whatever happened to “censure and move on”?

Oh, yeah.

That group took over the Democrat party.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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