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Friday, August 01, 2008

House GOP Stages Sit-In Over Drilling For Oil

Nancy Pelosi lead Democrats voted to take a five week taxpayer paid vacation without voting for energy price relief and adjourned the House. Republicans refused to leave even after Pelosi shut off the lights and microphones and continued to speak to the people still in the gallery. Politico's The Crypt blog was there and has a rundown of what went down.

"This is the people's House," said Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-Mich.). "This is not Pelosi's politiburo."

Democratic aides were furious at the GOP stunt, and reporters were kicked out of the Speaker's Lobby, the space next to the House floor where they normally interview lawmakers.

"You're not covering this, are you?" complained one senior Democratic aide. Another called the Republicans "morons" for staying on the floor.

Update: The Capitol Police are now trying to kick reporters out of the press gallery above the floor, meaning we can't watch the Republicans anymore. But Minority Whip Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) is now in the gallery talking to reporters, so the cops have held off for a minute. Clearly, Democrats don't want Republicans getting any press for this episode. GOP leaders are trying to find other Republicans to rotate in for Blunt so reporters aren't kicked out.

The GOP leadership is asking President Bush to call the House back into a special session to vote on lifting the bans on drilling for our domestic oil but Democrat majority leader Nancy Pelosi will fight this tooth and nail. I am thrilled the GOP is growing a spine over this issue and working around the MSM and going straight to the American people with this using the internet even getting video up and Twittering.
I think every conservative blog I have visited is covering this, Michelle, Hotair, Gateway Pundit and more at Politico here, here, here.
Apparently the folks in the gallery were loving it.


shoprat said...

Has the slumbering giant finally awakened?

Trader Rick said...

I hope the MSM covers this!!

For some reason (Thank the Good Lord), it seems that lately B.S. Hussein and Numnots Pelosi are doing everything they can to LOSE the election...Keep up the good work boys and girls!!