Saturday, November 19, 2005

In Jean Schmidt's Case, Let's Not Talk

Rep. Jean Schmidt from Ohio addresses a twice-wounded marine colonel who earned two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star in Vietnam and who has supported every war this country has fought and calls him a coward. Minutes later she had to eat her words or be censured for violating House rules:

Schmidt was forced to retract her comments, lest she be censured by the House leadership. House rules do not allow members to impugn the integrity of any other members.

Perhaps Rep. Schmidt, as the most junior member of Congress, should take the time to learn congressional rules and protocol before she attacks another member.

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