Friday, June 10, 2005

We paid for this microphone, Rep(rehensible) Sensenbrenner! 

Yet again the Republicans demonstrate that they'll do anything to deny the 50% of Americans who don't vote for them any voice (though we do get to pay our taxes for the privilege of having them silence and abuse us):

The Republican chairman walked off with the gavel, leaving Democrats shouting into turned-off microphones at a raucous hearing Friday on the Patriot Act.

Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., chairman of the panel, abruptly gaveled the meeting to an end and walked out, followed by other Republicans. Sensenbrenner declared that much of the testimony, which veered into debate over the detainees at Guantanamo Bay, was irrelevant.

Rep. Jerrold Nadler (news, bio, voting record), D-N.Y., protested, raising his voice as his microphone went off, came back on, and went off again.

"We are not besmirching the honor of the United States, we are trying to uphold it," he said.
(via AP)

Damn straight.

And the way the Republicans rushed out, you'd think they have guilty consciences, or something. Oh, wait, they're wingers....

Hey, but let's look at the bright side! At least Sensenbrenner didn't try to bring the new civility to Washington, DC by have the Dems arrested, the way Bill "Fruitcake" Thomas did...

UPDATE Thanks to alert reader tommywonk for correcting "Senator" to "Representative", or "Rep." Let me clarify the all this by adding a usage example: "Rep. Sensenbrenner, R-Rich Fucks."

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