Monday, February 18, 2008

Knollenberg walks out on contempt vote

This is simply amazing, even in the partisan world we find ourselves in. Contempt of Congress citations were issued to Harriet Miers and Josh Bolten, President Bush's Chief of Staff, but they refused to even show up to answer the questions of Congress, showing an utter disregard for the law. The House passed a resolution holding them in contempt and Joe didn't even bother to vote. The Constitution means nothing to President Bush and Joe Knollenberg. The Democrats were able to pass the resolution even though the Republicans walked out.

Passed: 223-32 The House agreed to H. Res. 982, providing for the adoption of the resolution (H. Res. 979) recommending that the House of Representatives find Harriet Miers and Joshua Bolten, Chief of Staff, White House, in contempt of Congress for refusal to comply with subpoenas duly issued by the Committee on the Judiciary and for the adoption of the resolution (H. Res. 980) authorizing the Committee on the Judiciary to initiate or intervene in judicial proceedings to enforce certain subpoenas, by a recorded vote of 223 ayes to 32 noes, with 1 voting "present'', Roll No. 60, after agreeing to order the previous question by voice vote.

1 comment:

MIKE said...

Knollenberg has always been a Party man before a Constitution man. Why else would he support the most corrupt & criminal President & Vice President in our nations history. He is a lackey of big business and a party hack. Time for change!