GOP Congresswoman Balks At Honoring Hawaii On Statehood Anniversary
Democrats will be putting birthers in a jam with a resolution commemorating the 50th anniversary of Hawaii becoming a state. Hawaii Congressman Neil Abercrombie’s resolution notes that his state is also President Obama’s birthplace.
That confronts House GOPers with a choice: They can vote for the measure, and endorse the idea that Obama was born in Hawaii, which could earn the wrath of birthers. Or they can vote against commemorating the 50th state’s joining of our blessed Union. Or GOPers can skip the vote, but that could look nutty.
“Far be it from us to try to stir things up,” [Abercrombie spokesman Dave] Helfert said puckishly. “The president was born there, so what are you gonna do? Not mention it?”
So, guess who rejected voting on the measure thus far? It’s Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, who said the vote should be postponed because there wasn’t quorum present.
BACHMANN: Mr. Speaker? I object to the vote on the grounds that a quorum is not present and make a point of order that a quorum is not present. […]
REP. ELIJAH CUMMINGS (D-MD): Further procedings on this motion will be postponed.
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