Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Like We Care

I care greatly. I care that it looks like the Dems finally grew a pair.
GOP Angered by Closed Senate Session: "The Senate's Democratic leader, Harry M. Reid of Nevada, initiated the closed session by invoking Rule 21, which was seconded by Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.), the minority whip. In a floor speech, Reid declared that 'a cloud hangs over this Republican-controlled Congress for its unwillingness to hold the administration accountable' on a variety of issues.

He was particularly incensed about what he said was the refusal of the Senate Intelligence Committee under Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) to follow up on an investigation of the intelligence that led to the war in Iraq. A report was issued in July last year, but a 'phase two' inquiry into how the Bush administration used that intelligence has not been held. Reid accused Roberts of breaking a promise to conduct that investigation in an effort to 'provide political cover for this administration,' which he said had 'consistently and repeatedly manipulated the facts' in making its case to invade Iraq in 2003.

'I demand on behalf of the American people that we understand why these investigations are not being conducted,' Reid said. He then demanded the closed session.

Frist angrily denounced the move, charging that 'the United States Senate has been hijacked by the Democratic leadership.' He told reporters that he has never as majority leader 'been slapped in the face with such an affront to the leadership of this grand institution.'

Frist called the closed session 'a pure stunt' by Reid, Durbin and the Democratic leadership.

'This is an affront to me personally,' he said. 'It's an affront to our leadership. It's an affront to the United States of America. And it is wrong.'

Frist sharply criticized Reid personally, saying he could never trust the Democratic leader again."
As if we have been able to trust him.


Do your job and kwitcherbitchen.

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