Duval GOP Chair Blasts Congressional Democrats
Earlier today, Lenny Curry, Chairman of the Duval County Republican Party, issued the a statement blasting Congressional Democrats for engaging in deceptive political games in order to avoid debate on a number of controversial amendments to a spending bill.
Following is the statement from Lenny Curry:
When voters went to the polls in November, they demanded a change in the way Washington behaved. Americans were tired of petty partisan bickering and backstabbing, but what we got instead was a Democrat majority drunk on its own power.
On Tuesday we saw an example of the kind of change that the Democrats really represent. At 6:30pm, House Democrat leaders informed their colleagues that there would be no further votes held that day. Naturally, most Representatives headed home to be with their families.
Two hours later a surprise call was put out to lawmakers, most of whom had already left Capitol Hill, that they must return to the floor for a vote on a series of amendments to an appropriations bill. Not surprisingly, many Republicans were unable to make it back in time for the sudden vote. In fact, many didn't learn of the vote until after it had already taken place.
It seems that Democrats were afraid of honestly debating three of the amendments, two of which were aimed at preventing infamous left-wing group ACORN from securing federal funding. A third amendment called for launching a Justice Department probe of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her allegations that the CIA lied to her.
Why would the Democrats deal with these amendments in such a deceptive way? These types of games are not what Americans were voting for when they stepped into the booth last November. It's worse than politics as usual!
The Democrat Party's agenda has been revealed for what it really is: back-room deals, wasteful big government spending, and crass political maneuvering devoid of any honest vision for America.