Daily Archives: July 31, 2017
Now you see it now YOU DON’T.
For a brief moment California’s congresswoman Barbara Lee for the 13th district had hopes of repealing the 2001 AUMF (Authorization for the Use of Military Force).
After being totally ignored for 16 years on this issue suddenly there was hope. Just as quickly that hope was dashed by the Rules Committee that decides what debate on a bill will look like on the House floor, including what amendments can be considered.
Lee’s amendment was removed and replaced with an amendment from Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.)
Lee was livid when learning the news, and blamed house leader Paul Ryan.
Lee said in a statement “Over the years, I’ve seen Republican leadership deploy every manner of undemocratic, underhanded tactics in Congress. But stripping my bipartisan amendment to repeal the 2001 AUMF – in the dead of night, without a vote – may be a new low from Speaker Ryan”.
This week-end Judge Jeanine Pirro had a little something to say about Rep. Barbara Lee.