Thursday, October 18, 2007

Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA) and Controversy on the House Floor

One of the most liberal members of Congress, Nothern California's Pete Stark made some very controversial remarks today on the floor of the US House.

The remarks centered around the President's veto of a Child's Health Insurance Bill, and a failed attempt to override the veto.

In case you can't or don't want to watch the video, here's an exerpt:

"I'm just amazed that they can't figure out -- the Republicans are worried that they can't pay for insuring an additional 10 million children. They sure don't care about finding $200 billion to fight the illegal war in Iraq."

"Where are you going to get that money? Are you going to tell us lies like you're telling us today? Is that how you're going to fund the war? You don't have money to fund the war or children. But you're going to spend it to blow up innocent people if we can get enough kids to grow old enough for you to send to Iraq to get their heads blown off for the president's amusement.

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