Dems Walk Out – Refuse To Listen

Posted September 19th, 2013 by Iron Mike

A no-class act only Democrats could pull off!
Democrats walk out 
The majority of Dems on the House Oversight Committee walked out today rather than listen to testimony from Patricia Smith and Charles Woods – parents of Benghazi Massacre victims. Only Ranking Dem Elija Cummings and Jackie Speire CA 14th [who was shot 5 times during the Jonestown mass suicide] stayed.

Democrat committee members:

two who stayedCarolyn Maloney   NY 14th
Danny Davis    IL 7th
Eleanor Holmes Norton   DC
Gerald Connolly   VA 11th
Jim Cooper   TN 5th
John Tierney MA 6th
Mark Pocan   WI 2nd
Matt Cartwright   PA 17th
Mishelle Grisham   NM 1st
Peter Welch   VT
Stephen Lynch    MA 9th
Steven Horsford   NV 4th
Tammy Duckworth   IL 8th
Tony Cardenas   CA 29th
William Clay    MO 1st 
Robin Kelly IL 2nd  [she is Bloomberg’s personal anti-gun congre$$woman]

If any of these unworthy scum are yours – give ’em a call.  They’re STILL trying to cover Obama’s ass!

9 Responses to “Dems Walk Out – Refuse To Listen”

  1. Charlie Chapman

    They think covering Obama’s ars makes them hip or cool. All it gets them is a lot of communist party points.

  2. Kojack

    I thought Lynch had some integrity…lesson learned.

  3. Sue

    I will be calling Lynch’s office tomorrow. He is not my Rep but I don’t care. He’s from MA, I live here and that was one of the most low class, disrespectful moves I have ever seen. Disgusting.

  4. haddanuff

    I too gave Lynch more credit than was apparently due. Will be calling his office.

  5. Tom Gilroy

    A Democrat is a Dumbocrat who cannot even listen to the truth. The disrespect to the parents of the Benghazi fatalities is disgusting and the liberal blogs are cheering because they too are in the bag for Obama.

  6. Hawk1776

    What a slap in the face for the parents. Granted, whatever they said probably didn’t influence the hearings, but their children are dead and the Democrats didn’t have the common courtesy to hear them out. Rude. Political. Stupid. Asinine. Pick your adjective.

  7. Sue

    I called L ynch’s office and the phone person informed me that the Rep did NOT walk out. he claims he left 3 hours before the parents testified. when I asked why he said the Rep. Had other meetings to attend. how convieient. You can call it whatever you want. I call it disrespect and running from reality.

  8. Noreen Elizabeth Ringlein

    So very true. Robbing children of food is unconscionable!!
    Democratic Rep. Jackie Speier decided to make an unconventional pitch on the House of Representatives floor Thursday to defend food stamps. Speier used a cooked steak, a bottle of vodka, and a can of caviar to point out members of Congress who had large numbers of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients in their districts but opposed the program. The congresswoman pointed out many of the same members of Congress took trips around the world with large stipends for food and lodging.

    “In my district, California 14, we have about 4,000 families who are on food stamps, but some of my colleagues have thousands and thousands more,” Rep. Speier said. “Yet, they somehow feel like crusaders, like heroes when they vote to cut food stamps. Some of these same members travel to foreign countries under the guise of official business. They dine at lavish restaurants, eating steak, vodka and even caviar. They receive money to do this. That’s right, they don’t pay out of pocket for these meals.”

    Speier went on, using particular examples of members of Congress who went on sponsored trips and spent large amounts of money on food and lodging.

    “Let me give you a few examples: One member was given $127.41 a day for food on his trip to Argentina. He probably had a fair amount of steak,” she said.

    “Another member was given $3,588 for food and lodging during a six-day trip to Russia. He probably drank a fair amount of vodka and probably even had some caviar. That particular member has 21,000 food stamp recipients in his district. One of those people who is on food stamps could live a year on what this congressman spent on food and lodging for six days,” she added.

    “Another 20 members made a trip to Dublin, Ireland. They got $166 a day for food. These members didn’t pay a dime. They received almost $200 for a single meal only for themselves. Yet, for them the idea of helping fellow Americans spend less than $5 a day makes their skin crawl. The families of veterans, of farmers, of the disabled, of the working poor are not visible to them, not even when they are their own constituents.”

    In a previous article, BuzzFeed pointed out many of the Republican members of Congress leading the charge to limit the food stamp program represented large numbers of food stamp recipients.

    A quick BuzzFeed search found that the member of Congress who took the trip to Argentina who spent $127 was Rep. Frank Lucas of Oklahoma and the trip was sponsored by the Franklin Center for Global Policy Exchange. The member of Congress who took the trip to Russia was Rep. Steve King of Iowa. The 20 members of Congress who went to Dublin can be found here. The trip, sponsored by the Franklin Center for Global Policy Exchange, had an estimated budget of $450,000 to $750,000 according to Roll Call.


    OK Noreen, – you’ve managed to quote most of Speier’s floor speech… And your point is?

    Did you write her speech, or were you provided a copy? At RRB we give her credit for staying and listening to the Benghazi parents; – but we abhor her gun-grabbing anti-2A politics.

    And frankly, across this country from Massachusetts to California – food stamps have become a government industry – which locks each generation in turn into government slavery.