Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Boehner writes: The Stolen Vote

This is going to dog Dems for a very long time,
The severity of this breach hasn’t even occurred to every Democrat, at least as yet. As the Washington Post revealed, there is disagreement within the Democratic leadership ranks as to whether Thursday night’s stolen vote action was even a mistake at all. Majority Leader Hoyer acknowledged on the floor that it was a mistake, and apologized. But Speaker Pelosi brushed Leader Hoyer’s comments aside, saying there was no mistake, and calling the incident something that was just an “inconvenience” for the Republican minority.

Leader Hoyer has it right. It was a mistake -- a mistake that will grow in infamy with each day the Democratic leadership allows it to stand. The stolen vote wasn’t just “inconvenient” for Republican politicians; it was an affront to the millions of Americans we were representing when we offered legislation to stop the Democratic majority from allowing taxpayer dollars to go to individuals who violate the laws of our country.

Nonetheless, according to the Washington Post, a “defiant” Speaker Pelosi brushed aside this disgraceful moment in democracy by asserting that Republicans were frustrated. We simply have been “deluged by the success of the Democrats on behalf of the American people,” she said.

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