Darryl Levinson (continued): The decadence of the US Congress
SLevinson at law.utexas.edu
Mon Feb 6 17:04:42 PST 2006
>From the NYTimes story on Gonzales's testimony:
When Mr. Feingold pushed to have Mr. Gonzales sworn in, Mr. Specter
called for a vote. The committee voted, 10 to 8, along party lines not
to have Mr. Gonzales sworn in.
What more need be said about the cravenness of the US Congress--and the
priority of party loyalty? (Were the Republicans (properly) afraid that
Gonzales might commit perjury?) Recall, incidentally, that Bush wasn't
required to testify under oath before the 9/11 Commission. Is this just
another sign of monarchical prerogative in our new constitutional
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