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House Debate on Murtha Proposal (OH Rep Jean Schmidt "cowards cut and run, Marines never do.")
AP ^ | 11/18/2005 6:12:20 PM | AP

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.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: 109th; 2french; jeanschmidt; murtha; surrender; whiteflag
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Go get them!!! She has moxy for sure.
1 posted on 11/18/2005 5:12:53 PM PST by Former Military Chick
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To: No Longer Free State

PING


2 posted on 11/18/2005 5:13:13 PM PST by Former Military Chick (I salute all our Vets, those who walked before me and all those who walk after me.)
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Listening to them say they do not agree but try and avoid the vote ... speaks volumes.

Schmidt has spirit for sure ....


3 posted on 11/18/2005 5:14:01 PM PST by Former Military Chick (I salute all our Vets, those who walked before me and all those who walk after me.)
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Democrats say that's a "counterfeit" resolution, charging it guts Murtha's thoughtful approach to the situation.

So vote against it.

4 posted on 11/18/2005 5:14:03 PM PST by Brilliant
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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.

5 posted on 11/18/2005 5:14:51 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Former Military Chick

HAHA! Her remarks were stricken from the congressional record, but they are definitely in the public record now.


6 posted on 11/18/2005 5:14:53 PM PST by Brett66 (Where government advances and it advances relentlessly freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: No Longer Free State

Barrett (R-SC) gave an excellent address as well.


7 posted on 11/18/2005 5:15:10 PM PST by Former Military Chick (I salute all our Vets, those who walked before me and all those who walk after me.)
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To: Former Military Chick

now that's what I'm talkin' about...


8 posted on 11/18/2005 5:15:41 PM PST by nicko (CW3 (ret.) CPT, you need to just unass the AO; I know what I'm doing- Major, you're on your own.)
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To: Brett66

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.


9 posted on 11/18/2005 5:16:17 PM PST by Former Military Chick (I salute all our Vets, those who walked before me and all those who walk after me.)
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"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!


10 posted on 11/18/2005 5:16:32 PM PST by TWohlford
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I hope that indeed her words are carried by many news paper's.


11 posted on 11/18/2005 5:17:22 PM PST by Former Military Chick (I salute all our Vets, those who walked before me and all those who walk after me.)
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To: Former Military Chick

It's about bloody time.


12 posted on 11/18/2005 5:17:34 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Brilliant

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.


13 posted on 11/18/2005 5:17:53 PM PST by Gordongekko909 (I know. Let's cut his WHOLE BODY off.)
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To: Former Military Chick

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.


14 posted on 11/18/2005 5:18:27 PM PST by OpusatFR (What's so threatening about my faith that you have to kill people for believing it? That it's true?)
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For those following the latest on the Hill.

PING


15 posted on 11/18/2005 5:19:14 PM PST by Former Military Chick (I salute all our Vets, those who walked before me and all those who walk after me.)
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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.


16 posted on 11/18/2005 5:19:15 PM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: Former Military Chick

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


17 posted on 11/18/2005 5:19:16 PM PST by t2buckeye
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To: Former Military Chick

It's time for all gutless, spineless, French-whine-swilling surrender monkeys to stand up and be counted.


18 posted on 11/18/2005 5:19:18 PM PST by No Longer Free State (No event has just one cause, no person has just one motive, no action has just the intended effect)
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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.


19 posted on 11/18/2005 5:20:31 PM PST by Former Military Chick (I salute all our Vets, those who walked before me and all those who walk after me.)
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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.


20 posted on 11/18/2005 5:20:57 PM PST by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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