GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS…
The Good News is, there are still at least a few members of our Congress who have integrity and a sense of justice, and aren’t afraid to confront injustice and impropriety. HOORAY FOR CORRINE BROWN!
The Bad News is that Rep. Brown (D-Jacksonville) is apparently a rarity, and she must deal with an overwhelming majority of undemocratic (mostly Republican, but not exclusively) cretins in business suits every day she goes to work on Capitol Hill.
I give you the story:
By First Coast News Staff
JACKSONVILLE, FL — Members of the U.S. House of Representatives censured Congresswoman Corrine Brown (D-Jacksonville) after a shouting match on the House floor Thursday evening.The argument started during a debate over HR-4818. The bill would provide international monitoring of the November presidential election. Congress has been considering an outside monitor due to all the confusion over the last election, and the “hanging chads” in Florida.Representative Brown said, “I come from Florida, where you and others participated in what I call the United States coup d’etat. We need to make sure that it doesn’t happen again. Over and over again after the election when you stole the election, you came back here and said get over it. No we’re not going to get over it and we want verification from the world.”Those comments drew an immediate objection from Republican members of the House. Leaders moved to strike her comments from the record. The House also censured Brown which kept her from talking on the House floor for the rest of the day.Congresswoman Brown responded to the matter in a statement late Thursday night. Congresswoman Brown wrote, “Striking my words from the House floor is just one more example of the Republican Party’s attempt to try and cover up what happened during the 2000 election.”Brown also wrote, “When the words of Corrine Brown are stricken from the floor, so is the voice of her 600,000 constituents in Florida’s 3rd Congressional District.”
First Coast News