With so many pointing out the 11 representatives, all Republicans, who voted against the nearly-$52 billion Katrina relief bill, I guess this probably deserves a bit of attention.
It’s House Resolution 427, Relating to the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001.
It extended sympathy to the victims and survivors; honored the military, first responders, and others who helped; thanked foreign leaders for their support; declared that America is not waging war “on any people or any faith”; reaffirmed a commitment to the global war on terrorism; and vowed “never [to] forget the sacrifices made” on 9/11 or to “bow to terrorist demands.”
And six elected representatives of the American people voted AGAINST this resolution.
The proud dissenters:
- John Conyers (Mich.)
- Barbara Lee (Calif.)
- Jim McDermott (Wash.)
- Cynthia McKinney (Ga.)
- Pete Stark (Calif.)
- Lynn Woolsey (Calif.)
Their parents must be so proud.
This isn’t passing something into law. This isn’t spending any money. This isn’t giving anyone any additional power over anything. This is a simple statement of solidarity to mark the passing of the anniversary of horriffic attacks upon the American people.
And these six very clearly are not on our side in this matter. How is that possible?