In wake of Dem Bush censure bid: Hastert reminds Dems--including from Illinois Bean, Lipinski and Emanuel--that 66 of them backed Patriot Act

SHARE In wake of Dem Bush censure bid: Hastert reminds Dems--including from Illinois Bean, Lipinski and Emanuel--that 66 of them backed Patriot Act
SHARE In wake of Dem Bush censure bid: Hastert reminds Dems--including from Illinois Bean, Lipinski and Emanuel--that 66 of them backed Patriot Act

CORRECTED HEADLINE

(sorry, ron, my mistake. lynn)

United States House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515

March 13, 2006

Speaker Hastert Comments on the Democrats’

Extreme Attempts to Censure the President

(Washington, D.C.) House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-IL) released the following statement in response to recent news reports regarding a censure resolution against President Bush being introduced in the Senate.

(Washington, D.C.) House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-IL) released the following statement in response to recent news reports regarding a censure resolution against President Bush being introduced in the Senate.

“The President and Republicans in Congress have worked hard to pass strong measures to protect our national security. Last week, the PATRIOT Act was signed into law with the help of 66 House Democrats despite Democrat Minority Leader Pelosi and a majority of Democrats voting against the bill. This week, the House Republican Leadership will bring to the floor a bill to fund our troops so they can fight and win the Global War on Terror.

“While we work to defend our country, there are some liberal Democrats who have taken the extreme viewpoint to propose censuring or impeaching the President who is committed to fighting a war against terrorism overseas instead of here in our streets. It is our hope that the 66 Democrats who voted with us on the PATRIOT Act would not support the House Democratic Leadership or the extreme viewpoints of their colleagues that the enemy is the President of the United States. It’s time Democrats take a stand on something. Political jabs at the President of the United States do nothing to protect our citizens.”

The following Democrats voted with House Republicans in favor of the PATRIOT Act:

Robert Andrews (D-NJ)

Brian Baird (D-WA)

John Barrow (D-GA)

Melissa Bean (D-IL)

Marion Berry (D-AR)

Sanford Bishop, Jr. (D-GA)

Timothy Bishop (D-NY)

Dan Boren (D-OK)

Leonard Boswell (D-IA)

Allen Boyd (D-FL)

Benjamin Cardin (D-MD)

Dennis Cardoza (D-CA)

Russ Carnahan (D-MO)

Ed Case (D-HI)

Ben Chandler (D-KY)

Jim Cooper (D-TN)

Robert Cramer, Jr. (D-AL)

Artur Davis (D-AL)

Lincoln Davis (D-TN)

Norman Dicks (D-WA)

Chet Edwards (D-TX)

Rahm Emanuel (D-IL)

Bob Etheridge (D-NC)

Harold Ford, Jr. (D-TN)

Gene Green (D-TX)

Jane Harman (D-CA)

Stephanie Herseth (D-SD)

Brian Higgins (D-NY)

Tim Holden (D-PA)

Steny Hoyer (D-MD)

Steve Israel (D-NY)

Paul Kanjorski (D-PA)

Marcy Kaptur (D-OH)

Ron Kind (D-WI)

Jim Langevin (D-RI)

Rick Larsen (D-WA)

Sander Levin (D-MI)

Daniel Lipinski (D-IL)

Jim Marshall (D-GA)

Jim Matheson (D-UT)

Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY)

Mike McIntyre (D-NC)

Charlie Melancon (D-LA)

Brad Miller (D-NC)

Dennis Moore (D-KS)

John Murtha (D-PA)

Solomon Ortiz (D-TX)

Bill Pascrell (D-NJ)

Earl Pomeroy (D-ND)

Mike Ross (D-AR)

Steven Rothman (D-NJ)

Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD)

John Salazar (D-CO)

Adam Schiff (D-CA)

Allyson Schwartz (D-PA)

David Scott (D-GA)

Brad Sherman (D-CA)

Ike Skelton (D-MO)

Adam Smith (D-WA)

Vic Snyder (D-AR)

John Spratt (D-SC)

Ted Strickland (D-OH)

Gene Taylor (D-MS)

Mark Udall (D-CO)

Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)

Albert Wynn (D-MD)

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