Republicans shiite on the constitution again

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OzSTEEZ

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http://www.examiner.com/political-buzz-in-national/gop-scrambles-after-two-representatives-illegally-cast-votes-without-taking-oath

GOP scrambles after two representatives illegally cast votes without taking oath


In their second day in power the Republicans are already struggling with a major error. United States Representatives Pete Sessions (R-TX) and Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA) both failed to attend the swearing in ceremony as required by the United States Constitution. Despite not swearing in, both representatives have been casting votes as if they were legal. The Republicans passed an important rules package and a number of procedural motions to repeal health care reform using the votes of Sessions and Fitzpatrick.

Technically, that could invalidate all of the business of the House for the last two days. Ironically, the Republicans read the United States Constitution to open the House session today, but no one must have been listening to the portion which requires House members to be sworn in before performing their duties. As soon as the Republicans did discover their error late this afternoon they immediately went into recess to try and resolve the matter.

The only way for Republicans to get around the problem is to now pass a motion by unanimous consent which cleans up the mess. However, a unanimous consent motion, by definition, requires the consent of the minority. As a result, Republicans are literally forced to go to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to ask her if she will consent to the motion. It is unclear at this time if Pelosi will give the Republicans grace for what now appears to be a fairly large error.

The story gets worse for Republicans when it comes to the reason for the two men's absences. Both were somewhere else in the Capitol Building with about 500 supporters for a "victory lap" event. Sessions was in charge of the Republican Party's strategy to take back the House, and was celebrating with Fitzpatrick and others instead of taking his constitutionally-required oath.
 

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Once again another attempt for you to pander. I'm going to just start finding every negative story about Australia and posting them. Oh wait i could care less because it doesn't affect me. Get a new hobby douche.
 

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Once again another attempt for you to pander. I'm going to just start finding every negative story about Australia and posting them. Oh wait i could care less because it doesn't affect me. Get a new hobby douche.
Using you logic (for shits and giggles), wouldn't this affect me since I do live in the US?


And I would happily post articles about the bullshit going on in Australia, in fact I have done that in the past, but no one here cares about anything outside the US, so it's pointless.
 

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This isn't news. Obama wearing flip flops on vacation is news.
can you believe the audacity to wear flip flops like a peasant on vacation? He's the leader of the free world, he should have had a dolphin strapped to each foot hurtling him through the surf
 

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And if you would research more before you let the train leave for crazy town you would know that the Constitution says they must take they oath which they both did. It's a rule of the House that it be done on the Assembly floor. The mistake was corrected and the votes voided and they re-administered the oaths on the floor.
 

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And if you would research more before you let the train leave for crazy town you would know that the Constitution says they must take they oath which they both did. It's a rule of the House that it be done on the Assembly floor. The mistake was corrected and the votes voided and they re-administered the oaths on the floor.
You are such a tosser. If dems did this shit you republicans would be foaming at them mouth rabbling on with your hate. But since it's republicans it's no big deal.. I just like the irony of how the republican go on and on about how sacred the constitution is but they prove time and time again that they have little understanding of the document.

So what if they eventually took the oath. They should have know what they were doing was wrong and unconstitutional, and how it would reflect badly upon them. Fucking retards.
 

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You are such a tosser. If dems did this shit you republicans would be foaming at them mouth rabbling on with your hate. But since it's republicans it's no big deal.. I just like the irony of how the republican go on and on about how sacred the constitution is but they prove time and time again that they have little understanding of the document.

So what if they eventually took the oath. They should have know what they were doing was wrong and unconstitutional, and how it would reflect badly upon them. Fucking retards.
L O F L.

As if the other shoe doesn't fit.

dude you're comedy gold.
 

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You are such a tosser. If dems did this shit you republicans would be foaming at them mouth rabbling on with your hate. But since it's republicans it's no big deal.. I just like the irony of how the republican go on and on about how sacred the constitution is but they prove time and time again that they have little understanding of the document.

So what if they eventually took the oath. They should have know what they were doing was wrong and unconstitutional, and how it would reflect badly upon them. Fucking retards.
They did take the oath in front of a crowd and signed the paperwork. And it has nothing to do with parties because even a Dem missed the oath. It's about you being an uninformed borderline fucking terrorist that wasn't hugged enough as a child. How about you spend your time on something positive instead of attempting to poison the world. If I was in a room with you, Hiter, and Bin Laden and I had a gun with only two bullets I would fucking shoot you twice.
 
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