Skip to comments.House Debate on Murtha Proposal (OH Rep Jean Schmidt "cowards cut and run, Marines never do.")
Posted on 11/18/2005 5:12:51 PM PST by Former Military Chick
CAPITOL HILL (AP) -- There's been heated debate on the House floor regarding a GOP effort to force a vote on Congressman John Murtha's call for an immediate withdrawal from Iraq.
Democrats charge the effort is a cheap political stunt and a personal attack.
Instead of offering Murtha's resolution, Republicans plan to reject a similarly worded resolution offered by one of their own to show support for US troops.
Democrats say that's a "counterfeit" resolution, charging it guts Murtha's thoughtful approach to the situation.
The fiery, emotional debate climaxed when Ohio Congresswoman Jean Schmidt, who is the lowest in seniority, recounted a message a Marine colonel wanted to send to Murtha.
She said he told her that "cowards cut and run, Marines never do."
Democrats booed and shouted her down, bringing the House to a standstill.
Listening to them say they do not agree but try and avoid the vote ... speaks volumes.
Schmidt has spirit for sure ....
So vote against it.
Democrats booed and shouted her down, bringing the House to a standstill.
HAHA! Her remarks were stricken from the congressional record, but they are definitely in the public record now.
Barrett (R-SC) gave an excellent address as well.
now that's what I'm talkin' about...
Yes, they said it was because she was new that she errored but it is like going to court once you ring the bell whether sticken or not it was said and heard and in her case will be on many news wires in the next few hours.
The search did not come up with much yet.
"She said he told her that "cowards cut and run, Marines never do.""
Hmm... she's got more balls than most of the men in the Hill. And, she probably just got herself targeted by the left, and the darling of the Right.
Schmidt for POTUS!
I hope that indeed her words are carried by many news paper's.
It's about bloody time.
Pelosi has actually called for the Dems to vote against it for precisely that reason... but really, to give the Dems cover and avoid having the vote actually pinned on them. Essentially, "I voted for it before I voted against it" on a much larger scale.
Yeah, they censured her but hey, that cat is out of the bag. The media never lets a great statement die and that was one great statement.
For those following the latest on the Hill.
If they vote against it, then they have to STFU with all this bad-mouthing they're doing out on the street.
I want to see their corpses left for the carrion and their names blotted out forever.
why did they put up one of the own resolutions rather than Murtha's? I'm glad that the republicans are actually showing some spunk...but not sure the procedure on this
It's time for all gutless, spineless, French-whine-swilling surrender monkeys to stand up and be counted.
Wow, how the wind changes the mood yesterday Pelosi has said that Murtha was entitled to his own words as if to stand far away for political reason's guess she is again changing her tune.
The MSM will probably report that FAR RIGHT-WING RADICAL REPUBLICAN Jean Schmidt was asked to apologize for breaking House rules, but they won't give the details.
With you on that one hon. They are doing their best to avoid the very thing that they have griped for.
Put up or shut up.
I don't understand the democrats sudden ratcheting up of thier desperation on this. It's like they're doing damage control for Zarqawis big screw up in Jordan.
I'm not sure, either, but a lot of FReepers are very enthusiastic about this...
Crowley (D-NY) says it is republican politics as usual -- I look forward to having them account for their actions/words.
Oh, brother, now the surrender monkeys are claiming we're questioning Murtha's patriotism. Name me one Repbulcian congressman who has done that?
Dims are preaching treason tonight
Will the papers report that if allowed to continue, US Military will guard the trial of Saddam? ... and hundreds if not thousands will tell their story about WMDs, mutilations, murders, and all...maybe the Dems want to cut and run to avoid the humiliation....just a matter of time
They were blasting this story bigtime on CNN earlier this evening. Ford (D-TN) was saying how she had no understanding of the etiquette of the Senate, etc.
But the point is...she was telling what one of her constituents wanted to be said... Do the Dems not care to hear from The People?
Kucinich, who was on the radio YESTERDAY calling for pulling out the troops today says he'll vote against the resolution calling for EXACTLY what he asked for.
Now beloved (No Longer Free State) asked a good question how did Obey get away with the same thing Schmidt did not get away with? He used the name of the member on the floor, where is his rebuke/punishment for not following the rules?
Kucinich needs a straight jacket, what a disgrace he is.
Kuchinch (sp) just blew a gasket
the truth hurts doesn't it---you filthy marxist traitors
'bout time. Get up on your hind legs, gal !
The most junior member of the House.
Good for her.
I heard what Ford said, saying she was new and she is but she knows the rules and as I said she rang the bell.
Yes, I would think her voter's deserved to be heard and as such shared what he had to say ...
Been a while that the republican's have shown spirit and showed they wanted us to keep them in their job.
Good job, Candice Miller.
Those who refuse to support and defend a state have no claim to protection by that state. Killing an anarchist or a pacifist should not be defined as "murder" in a legalistic sense. The offense against the state, if any, should be "Using deadly weapons inside city limits," or "Creating a traffic hazard," or "Endangering bystanders," or other misdemeanor.
Politics as usual hunh...
Attack the messenger time on the left, distract, deflect...
Act II - - Do the Honorable Gentlemen of the GOP have the balls to continue?
We will see....
I am doing that. His job in the military was WASHING CARS.
She's my rep . . . GO JEANNIE!
[I spoke with Jean's legislative aid at 5 PM and he indicated that she was 'psyched' and ready to go! Remember, we (in Ohio's 2nd district) have lost MANY Marines/soldiers over the last two years and are home to the only Iraq MIA -- Matt Maupin. Overwhelmingly, the families of these toopers support their Commander in Chief and this war effort!!]
There has to be a prize for the BEST picture of the year. If there was, you should win.
Never in a gazillion years will they STFU! Not until GWB is impeached, removed, and tried for war crimes!
"...where is his rebuke/punishment for not following the rules?"
Must have something to do with the "Penal Code." *Smirk* ;)
Anyone have a video clip of Jean Schmidt's speech????
Murtha was an officer in the Marine Reserves who volunteered for Vietnam and earned two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star. Marines don't make awards lightly. At one point in his life he wasn't a surrender-monkey, and I'm not willing to call his patriotism into question. His judgement, on the other hand...
Thanks for the ping.
Where, oh, where are the Rat Libs that represent parts of the country with lots of Jewish voters? The Israeli lobby knows what we are doing in Iraq is right and I think they got the word to them.
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