Thursday, September 17, 2009

Congressman Trent Franks Calls Resolution to Condemn Joe Wilson a Shameful Spectacle

Congressman Trent Franks Calls Resolution to Condemn Joe Wilson a Shameful Spectacle

September 15, 2009 – Following today's vote by the House of Representatives on a resolution to officially condemn South Carolina Congressman Joe Wilson for shouting "You lie!" during President Obama's speech to a joint session of Congress, Congressman Trent Franks (R-AZ) released the following statement:

"Put simply, today's vote shows clearly that Democrats simply do not realize how serious Congress' job really is, nor do they fully grasp the extent of the problems our nation is currently experiencing. We are facing a prolongedeconomic recession, an astonishing unemployment level of nearly 10%, wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan, and multiple rogue nations rapidly pursuing nuclear weapons, and our Congress is wasting their time attempting to score political points with legislation that does absolutely nothing to address the problems that average Americans face every single day.

"This month, several hundred thousand more Americans will be told that they no longer have a job. And when they ask Members of Congress what we're working on to ease the burden, we will have to tell them, 'We have been voting on legislation disapproving of what Joe Wilson said.' Today was a shameful spectacle.

"Furthermore, I find it strange that, despite Congressman Wilson's apology and President Obama's acceptance (on multiple occasions) of that apology, this issue is still deemed serious enough that we should be spending taxpayers' dollars to talk about it and vote on it. I would suggest that Democrats need not look beyond their own party to find Representatives who really do need to be reprimanded; Congressman Charlie Rangel's many largely ignored, outrageous ethics violations; Speaker Pelosi's accusations of the CIA of lying, Congressman Murtha andCongressman Visclosky's inappropriate use of government funds and ties to a lobbying firm that has been raided twice by the FBI, and Congressman Conyers' use of Congressional resources for campaign purposes, all come immediately to mind.

"These are just a few of the examples I could cite. And within the last week, it has been demonstrated that ACORN, a favorite pet-project of many Democrats, is yet again flouting the law, as evidenced by recent videos in which employees at multiple ACORN offices participate in the promotion and cover-up of prostitution. Naturally, this was not deemed a serious enough violation to warrant a vote in the House of Representatives. But heaven forbid aMember of Congress dare to question the claims being made President Obama-- which in this case, were in fact false.

"Today's vote has been a waste of time, money, and effort, intended to distract for the substantive debate about health care, and those Members of Congress who have promoted this resolution should be ashamed of the partisan circus they have created."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Mr. Franks--Please-Please get this communist Obama offf the T.V. I had Glen Beck on and all of a sudden they cut off my choice of T.V. veiwing and put on this communist Hi Hitler dictator b on running his dictator mouth about a bunch of lies that I don't want to hear. He is NOT_NOT_NOT a natural born citzen of the United States of America. Please check it out on OBAMACRIMES.COM AND ON Attorney Philip who has quite a few lawsuits on Obama. Mr. Frank --Obama needs to be impeached-RIGHT NOW-and all of his communist thieves, cronies, dictators, buddies, czars:[fake officials] that US-THE PEOPLE did not elect, and deport them ALL back to the countries they ALL came from and leave ALL of us Americans-WE THE PEOPLE to run our own country with the NATURAL BORN CITZENS that we want to run our country. IMPEACH OBAMA---IMPEACH OBAMA-IMPEACH OBAMA--RIGHT NOW FOR FRAUD, LIES, NOT BEING A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN AND EVERYTHING THEY CAN GET HIM ON. The reports say he AND his grandmother said he was born in Kenya. Him and his mother were smuggled to Hawaii and his birth was registered 4----4-----4 days after he was born in Kenya. When all this came out during his campaign and his grandmother kept talking and kept telling everyone "NO HE WAS NOT BORN IN HAWAII--HE WAS BORN IN KENYA" SHE KEPT TALKING. TWO DAYS BEFORE THE ELECTIONS WAS OVER AND THE VOTE WAS FINAL IN NOVEMBER --- OBAMA WENT TO HAW2AII TO SEE HIS GRANDMOTHER. I FIND IT AMAZING HOW SHE CONVIENTLY PASSED AWAY WHILE HE WAS THERE. WAS IT SO SHE WOULD KEEP HER MOUTH SHUT OR WHAT? Mr Framks please do some investigating-PLEASE-PLEASE THANK YOU WE THE PEOPLE WANT OUR COUNTRY BACK FROM ALL THE COMMUNISTS AND DICTATORS.