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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Bipartisanship? Pelosi refuses to meet with Cantor and House Republicans

Our very own Congressman Eric Cantor and the GOP Whip has requested a meeting with Speaker Pelosi and has been refused according to "The Hill".... so much for bipartisanship. From the Hill:

Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) says he has requested to meet privately with Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) this year, but has been repeatedly rebuffed....In an interview with The Hill, the minority whip said, “I have been told that Speaker Pelosi doesn’t like to meet with Republicans … I would say that is the case in my instance. I have put in requests to meet with her and have yet to be responded to.”....Hours later, Cantor would be on the House floor, questioning whether the Speaker should continue to receive intelligence briefings....In his floor comments, Cantor grilled Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), claiming that Pelosi should no longer receive briefings in the wake of her accusation that the CIA lied to her about the use of torture in 2003.....The Hoyer-Cantor exchange became testy, with Hoyer asserting that he is confounded by Cantor’s logic, calling it “incomprehensible.” ....Pelosi’s office did not comment for this article....The five-term lawmaker doesn’t mind making creating uncomfortable moments for Democrats. And when he throws partisan bombs at his political adversaries, he rarely raises his voice. ...He gets under the skin of congressional Democrats effectively, whether it be on tax policies, climate change or the International Monetary Fund. Love him or hate him, Cantor keeps the pressure on the majority party.

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1 comment:

Beardly said...

Aw, that's a shame. She must not know what it's like to be shut out by the majority party.