Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Nanny Nancy spanks the GOP.

From The Drudge Report:

Wed May 16 2007 14:43:59 ET

After losing a string of embarrassing votes on the House floor because of procedural maneuvering, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has decided to change the current House Rules to completely shut down the floor to the minority.

The Democratic Leadership is threatening to change the current House Rules regarding the Republican right to the Motion to Recommit or the test of germaneness on the motion to recommit. This would be the first change to the germaneness rule since 1822.

In protest, the House Republicans are going to call procedural motions every half hour.


Note: I'm monitoring C-SPAN and as I write there is a procedural vote on the House floor regarding FY 2008 defense programs. Interestingly, everyone is voting "present."

Update: The procedural vote is now moving to defeat along party lines.

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