Saturday, May 26, 2007

Porker of the month - Murtha threatens

Rep. Jack Murtha (D) threatened Republican Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) with the usual. If you cut my pork project in Podunk PA I will cut yours. Rogers responded “This is not the way we do things here and is that supposed to make me afraid of you?” To which Rep. Murtha arrogantly replied, “That’s the way I do it!” Good for Rogers:
Rep. Rogers submitted a resolution charging that Rep. Murtha violated a House rule which forbids members from blocking earmarks based on how a colleague votes. The resolution seeks a formal reprimand from the House. Rep. Rogers said, “This is exactly why Americans are disgusted with out of control federal spending. In order to restore the faith of the American people in Congress, we must do better. We can’t allow members to be threatened and intimidated when they stand up for hard-working taxpayers’ money.”
Club for Growth

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