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Posted on 12/06/2012 10:45:39 AM PST by Sub-Driver
Pelosi: DeMint wont be missed By Mike Lillis - 12/06/12 01:03 PM ET
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday linked outgoing Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) to one of the saddest Senate votes in years and suggested DeMints values won't be missed on Capitol Hill.
Pelosi criticized the resigning South Carolina lawmaker and other GOP senators for voting Tuesday against Senate ratification of a United Nations treaty on rights for the disabled.
For them [DeMint and other treaty opponents] to slap the face of our veterans, of people with disabilities, of families with children with disabilities, that was one of the saddest days, Pelosi said in the Capitol, taking care to avoid DeMint's name. So anyone who was a party to that, well, I wish them well wherever they are going, and hope that we can have more of our values represented [by his replacement].
Just hours before, DeMint shocked Capitol Hill by announcing that he's leaving the Senate to take over the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank that had lobbied hard against the U.N. treaty on the disabled.
The treaty would have extended the rights granted under the Americans with Disabilities Act to all nations. It was voted down in a 61-38 vote.
The measure was backed most prominently by former-Senate Majority Leader Robert Dole (R-Kansas), 89, a World War II veteran who came to the Senate chamber in a wheelchair Tuesday night to drum up support from his fellow Republicans.
He fell short.
Senate Republicans shot down the treaty, saying it was a threat to U.S. sovereignty. The final tally was 61-38, five votes shy of the two-thirds majority needed to pass the measure.
The Heritage Foundation's lobbying arm urged senators to vote against the measure, arguing that it would grant undue authority ... to an unaccountable committee of academics and 'disability experts' based in Geneva, Switzerland.
The committees authority would be a direct violation of the principles of U.S. sovereignty and federalism, Heritage warned.
Pelosi on Thursday choked up while condemning the GOP opponents, including DeMint.
For Sen. Dole to come, as the former leader of the Republicans in the Congress, to personally come to the Senate floor to lobby, to advocate, for that legislation it just needed five more votes and to see the Republicans in the Senate reject that out of hand for reasons that go beyond reason ... it was stunning, Pelosi said.
There's a competition for the worst, most shameful, all the rest of that, she said, but [that was] the saddest of all occasions.
Drop dead, madame.
Nancy....gracious, as always........
DIE FROM PAINFUL RECTAL EXPLOSIONS!!!!!!!
Will we EVER be rid of this despicable beotch????
Classless as always Nancy. What a horrible woman....I hope they declare the day Pelosi leaves Congress a National Holiday!(Ring the Church Bells and have parades) LOL.
Pelosi sure gets testy when US sovereignty defeats one world government. She’s such a shrew about it.
Much as I despise, loathe and have no use for Nine Percent Nancy, I must (reluctantly) give her credit where it is due. She is right. DeMint’s conservative values will not be missed in DC. By either party.
DeMint said Harry Reid was “my friend” and implied a close relationship. I wonder if he feels the same way about Nancy? Hey, DeMint, they’d slit your throat in a heartbeat if they thought they could get away with it. No wonder we’re losing.
Well said. And take your party members with you.
“The treaty would have extended the rights granted under the Americans with Disabilities Act to all nations.”
They keep pushing this. The ADA is already law in the Unites States, therefore no need for the treaty.
The treaty would have expanded the power of the UN over the people of the United States, and dupes like Scott Brown, Olympia Snowe and Richard Lugar were all for it. Next month, they’ll be gone and Jeff Flake, Ted Cruz and Deb Fischer will be in the senate reducing the likelyhood that these stupid treaties i.e. shackles will be ratified.
And DeMint will be recruiting even more conservative senators.
Pelosi is one of the worst idiots in Congress.
What a charming old hag.
I wish she would just drop through her anal sphincter.
This POS was no where to be found or heard from for about six weeks up to the election. I wonder why?
I am sorry... I trust no one in DC... including demint and anyone else. They are all corrupt and part of the problem.
Surely Nancy knows this..................
Yeah, your whole state won't be missed when mine secedes, either, NanPo.