Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Gerry Connolly On Joe Wilson's Outburst

There's been a fair amount of discussion about the resolution that called out Joe Wilson for screaming "you lie" during Obama's speech. I think the heart of the reasoning behind the resolution is that we've seen the teabaggers try to spread lies and shout down anyone who tries to speak the truth and Wilson's remarks were a small attempt to take that behavior onto the floor of the House of Representatives -- a place that should be respected.

The belief that the floor of the House of Representatives should be a place for respectful debate is thankfully shared by the majority of Representatives, including Virginia's Gerry Connolly. Here's what he had to say about the issue when asked by CNN.
"No president has been subjected to that type of treatment on the floor of the House of Representatives, and if we go down that road, then it's the law of the jungle, and I think that's just wrong," said Rep. Gerry Connolly of Virginia.
I'm very pleased that Gerry Connolly voted the right way on this legislation and stood up for all of his constituents who believe we should have a productive discussion and not a shouting match.

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