Tuesday, August 05, 2008

House GOP Invites McCain To Join Protest; Challenges Comrad Pelosi To Stop Them


Republican congressman says presidential candidate welcome to speak on floor and credits bloggers for getting the word out.

By Jeff Poor
Business & Media Institute
8/5/2008 5:07:56 PM

Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain may be thrust into the public spat between House Republicans and Democrats over the Democratic leadership’s decision to take summer recess without vote on offshore oil drilling.

The Democratic leadership allowed the legislature’s scheduled summer break to begin August 1 without holding an up-or-down vote on increasing domestic oil drilling. Republicans stayed behind to protest the decision and have been delivering speeches on the floor of House in support of more drilling.

In a briefing with bloggers in House Minority Leader John Boehner’s office August 5, Rep. John Shadegg, R-Ariz ,said he would “love to have McCain come speak on the floor” as part of the protest. He said he believes inviting a senator to speak on the House floor would not violate House rules and challenged House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to stop it.

"Yes, I think it is something he [McCain] could do. I mean, technically, we are trying to abide by the rules of procedure for the House," Shadegg said. "[W]e begin with a prayer, the pledge and we are speaking from the well -- with one exception, we're not taking questions from the gallery, but we are trying to accord ourselves normal decorum from the House floor."

McCain told an audience at the National Label Company in eastern Pennsylvania on August 4 he would be willing to come off the campaign trail and back to Washington to debate a new energy policy and urged Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama to do the same.

According to Shadegg, the only way McCain could be prevented from participating in the protest would be by an intervention from Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.

***** Meanwhile, on another front, Barack Hussein Obama (aka BO) was busy being instructed on the prople use of a tire pressure gauge...We, of course, have some suggestions as to where he could most appropriately place the aforementioned appliance....ahem....

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

U.S. Congressman Mike Pence issued the following statement today regarding energy town hall meetings he plans to hold in Indiana Wednesday and Thursday.

Pence plans to return to Washington
later this week to continue the energy protest on the House floor.

Pence's public schedule follows. All events listed are open press.

"In the last few days, thousands of Hoosiers have called and written my office encouraging me to continue the fight for lower gas prices. I look forward to hearing from those constituents face to face this week in town hall meetings on energy policy," said Pence. "I will hear from
Hoosiers and take their sentiments back to the floor of Congress later
this week. House Republicans will continue to work in their districts
and on the floor of Congress to demand that Speaker Nancy Pelosi call Congress back into session and give the American people a vote on a comprehensive plan that includes more drilling."

Pence's public schedule below. All events are OPEN PRESS:

Wednesday, August 6:

6:45 AM - Congressman Pence to speak at the State Fair Ham Breakfast alongside Governor, Lt. Governor and others.

State Fair Party Tent

Gate 12

Off 42nd Street

Indianapolis, IN

3:00 PM - Congressman Pence to hold Anderson Town Hall on Energy Policy.

Reardon Auditorium

Anderson University

1100 East 5th Street

Anderson, IN 46012

Thursday, August 7:

1:30 PM - Congressman Pence to hold Richmond Town Hall on Energy Policy.

Richmond Municipal Building

Council Chambers - 3rd Floor

50 N. 5th Street

Richmond, IN




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August 05, 2008 5:19 PM  
Blogger Chris Dickson said...

It is while in Richmond that Congressman Pence is expected to accept his nomination as the next Vice President of the United States.

(Oh how I wish that was true!)

August 05, 2008 5:21 PM  

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