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Republicans block (out of order) Dem leader Clyburn from speaking on House floor
The Hill ^ | 1/06/12 | Pete Kasperowicz

Posted on 01/06/2012 7:56:00 AM PST by Libloather

Republicans block Dem leader Clyburn from speaking on House floor
By Pete Kasperowicz - 01/06/12 10:13 AM ET

House Republicans on Friday morning blocked Assistant Democratic Leader James Clyburn (D-SC) from speaking on the House floor during a brief pro forma session.

After the daily prayer and pledge of allegiance, Clyburn rose to spoke, but presiding officer Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) said Clyburn was "out of order," and that no business was to be conducted during these pro forma sessions. Denham then gaveled the session closed.

Republicans in late December prevented House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) from speaking on the floor, by again refusing to recognize Hoyer. Hoyer was making a push to accept the Senate's two-month payroll tax holiday extension.

Republicans are apparently going to continue the practice of holding pro forma sessions, which they have done to prevent the Obama administration from making recess appointments. However, Obama on Wednesday appointed Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and made three other appointments to the National Labor Relations Board.

The appointments were backed by an opinion from White House lawyers that Congress is actually in recess, despite the occasional pro forma sessions. But Republicans have warned that the appointments will likely face a legal challenge.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: clyburn; floor; house; leader
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To: Abathar

Also another HUGE differnce. Not many Jewish families in 1930s Germany had an AK-47. Stalins henchment never had to wonder if they would be shot dead.
And despite our weakened culture, there are still millions of Americans who will put a peacemaker on the tip of your nose and laugh in your face, if you showed up on their doorstep and said we are relocating you.

We still aren’t Europeans. They were sheep like we cannot even imagine.


21 posted on 01/06/2012 9:30:10 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: Libloather

Silly ‘news’ from the Hill.

Now if this were the 10 millionth time a speaker were ruled out of order in the House, that may be worth a blurb.

This is ‘reported’ because the Hill says what it’s told to say.


22 posted on 01/06/2012 9:36:52 AM PST by mrsmith (It's 2012 now. Have you found a Tea Party nominee for your House seat yet?)
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To: murron

Hehehehe. I bet it was Clyburn who said it! Furthermore, what the heck did this idiot want to talk about that was so important that it couldn’t wait?


23 posted on 01/06/2012 9:50:15 AM PST by TexasRedeye (Eschew obfuscation)
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To: Abathar

I hope you are right!


24 posted on 01/06/2012 4:53:01 PM PST by celtic gal
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To: shove_it

That still doesn’t sound right.


25 posted on 01/07/2012 9:02:36 AM PST by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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