Skip to comments.Pelosi Defends Murtha Vs. GOP Reprimand
Posted on 05/20/2007 7:26:50 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Pelosi Defends Murtha Vs. GOP Reprimand May 20 10:06 AM US/Eastern WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is defending a close Democratic ally whom Republicans want to reprimand for threatening a GOP lawmaker's spending projects.
Pelosi, D-Calif., said she had "no idea what actually happened" during a noisy exchange in the House chamber last week between Reps. John P. Murtha, D-Pa., and Mike Rogers, R-Mich.
"What I do know is that Congressman Murtha hasenjoysan excellent reputation in the Congress on both sides of the aisle," said Pelosi in a broadcast interview taped Friday and aired Sunday.
"He writes the defense appropriation bill in a bipartisan way each year and with the complete involvement of the Republicans as to who gets what on the Republican side," she said.
Murtha is a 35-year House veteran who leads the House Appropriations subcommittee on military spending. He is known for a fondness for earmarkscarefully targeted spending items placed in appropriations bills to benefit a specific lawmaker or favored constituent group.
During a series of House votes Thursday, Murtha walked to the GOP side to confront Rogers, a former FBI agent. This month, Rogers had tried unsuccessfully to strike from an intelligence spending bill an item that would restore $23 million for the National Drug Intelligence Center, a facility in Murtha's Pennsylvania district.
According to Rogers' account, which Murtha did not dispute, the Democrat angrily told Rogers he should never seek earmarks of his own because "you're not going to get any, now or forever."
"This was clearly designed to try to intimidate me," Rogers told The Associated Press on Friday. "He said it loud enough for other people to hear."
House rules prohibit lawmakers from placing conditions on earmarks or targeted tax benefits that are based on another member's votes.
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The only good reputation that Murtha “enjoys” is amongst the other idiots in the democrat party... all of whom are as equally removed from reality as he is.
So she doesn’t know what happened but he is still a great guy?
There must be someone who can work up a rendition of ‘My Buddy’ and send it to her.
No matter what you think of either of them, they do make a lovely couple.
Murtha Watch Ping!
lib/dems will never NOT defend their own indefensible...unless politically expedient and then will throw them under the bus!!!
“What I do know is that Congressman Murtha hasenjoysan excellent reputation in the Congress on both sides of the aisle,”
If this is what she knows, she should be impeached.
Threats and intimidation. Graft and corruption. Scum lawyers.
And Pelosi thinks this is a good thing.
Our framers, as great a feat that they accomplished in the writing of our founding documents, sadly did not foresee the danger of the plague we call the ‘professional politician’. Oh, if they had only seen the danger and the impact and given us TERM LIMIT PROTECTION in our beloved Consitution. The Congress might still be something respectable, instead of the mound of pig excrement it has turned into.
Pelosi, Murtha, Kennedy, Kerry, and the list goes on. The smell is too much to bear.
Notice the difference.................
Democrats always always always defend their own no matter what.
Republicans can’t throw their own under the train fast enough.
If you can’t fight in the political game you shouldn’t call yourself a political party.
Republicans really do need to read Horowitz’s “Art of Political War.”
The same Congress that has an approval rate less than 30%? So that puts Murtha about a 20% approval rate assuming two-thirds in Congress support him.
2008 is looking better all the time.
Now wait just one darn minute Madame Pop Beads....... Your freakin' party has hearing after hearing on Bush Officials who said "I had no idea what actually happened"! Your party screams for these people's resignation! Murtha's actions are a reflection of your leadership! Maybe it is time for you to resign Madame Speaker!
/rant......... I only feel a little better.
“No matter what you think of either of them, they do make a lovely couple.”
The collective IQ of the two of them is less than the IQ of one Armadillo
And Pelosi thinks this is a good thing.
Because the socialists see the government as a tool for empowerment — the last thing, in their minds, that the Washington government is there for, is to serve the will of the people...and America in general.
I fixed it. :-)
And cash is kept in freezers to prevent freezer burn to the surrounding items.
Believe I read that tip in the farmers almanac..
She’s on the take too!
“House rules prohibit lawmakers from placing conditions on earmarks or targeted tax benefits that are based on another member’s votes.”
Say, didn’t I hear something recently about how this is going to be the most ethical Congress ever? Maybe I just imagined it.
A lovely couple? ie Dumb and Dumber?
Pelosi will vigorously defend Murtha because she knows she is involved in many nefarious deals with Benedict Murtha.
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