Members of Congress
Members of the House of Representatives
If you are planning on censuring SC Representative Joe Wilson for telling the truth, you had better reconsider. The American people are watching you like never before. You are already strongly in jeopardy of losing your job in 2010. Do this to the great American patriot, Wilson, and you will witness a backlash never witnessed in American politics. The Citizen Wells blog will be in the thick of this.
From the CRS Report for Congress
“The term “censure,” unlike the term “expel,” does not appear in the
Constitution, although the authority is derived from the same clause – Article I,
Section 5, clause 2, concerning the authority of each House of Congress to “punish
its Members for disorderly Behaviour.” Censure, reprimand, or admonition are
traditional ways in which parliamentary bodies have disciplined their members and
maintained order and dignity in their proceedings.48 In the House of Representatives,
a “censure” is a formal vote by the majority of Members present and voting on a
resolution disapproving a Member’s conduct, with generally the additional
requirement that the Member stand at the “well” of the House chamber to receive a
verbal rebuke and reading of the censure resolution by the Speaker of the House.”
“Eight House Members have been “reprimanded” by the full House for a variety
of misconduct, including failure to disclose certain personal interests in official
matters and using one’s office to further personal financial interests;
misrepresentations to investigating committees; failure to report campaign
contributions; conversion of campaign contributions to personal use and false
statements before the investigating committee; false statements on financial
disclosure forms; ghost voting and maintaining persons on the official payroll not
performing official duties commensurate with pay; the misuse of one’s political
influence in administrative matters to help a personal associate; and the failure to
insure that a Member-affiliated tax-exempt organization was not improperly involved
in partisan politics, and for providing inaccurate, incomplete and unreliable
information to the investigating committee.”
So, Joe Wilson spoke the truth, in good faith representing the American public, apologized for speaking out, and you are going to censure him. Those of you participating in this debacle had better start packing your offices and making plans for other employment. Your days of hiding behind the biased MSM are over. We will identify you, write about you and let every citizen know of your misdeeds.
It is a proven fact that Barack Obama was indeed lying and that SC Representative Joe Wilson was telling the truth. If the Democrats policed their own party, Obama would not be in office and subject to being called out on a pattern of lies and deception.
Representative Joe Wilson, the American public is behind you.
Members of Congress, you are already despised.