Wednesday, March 30, 2005

White House Acknowledges Democrats' Role in Schiavo Legislation

"One thing I think that has been lost on this is that the action taken by the United States Congress was a bipartisan action. The United States Senate unanimously—and think about that when you think of all the Democrats that serve in the United States Senate—that this was a unanimous consent in the House. Half the Democrats who were there voted in favor of this. So, this was a bipartisan effort in the United States Congress and the legislation that President Bush signed. So, I don‘t think this is one of these things which is split Republican vs. Democrat. It is a very complex case."

-- White House Spokesman Dan Bartlett, on MSNBC's Hardball, March 29

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

democrat or republican, congress had no business in this case. if congress wants to legislate reducing states rights, they should do so in an overall manor, not for one particular case. whether or not it was done for political purposes (as is the case for many) or out of their beliefs, the first test for congress should have been following the law as written. they failed. pretty funny - basically the courts refused everything, which was the obvious result (but now some will blame the judicial system--there is the politics) but did take some pot shots at congress. found that amusing.

pretty simple America 101:
Congress makes the law, executive enforces it, judiciary interprets it.

overall, a shameful experience for congress and to a lesser extent the president. glad its over. silver lining.....alot more living wills.

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