Tuesday, March 20, 2007

BREAKING: OR House Passes Iraq Withdrawal Bill, 33-25 After Gallery Outburst

The title says it all--more analysis later...but I will say there was an incident during debate, as a woman who appeared to be the mother of David Johnson, an Oregon servicemember killed in Iraq, shouted "How dare you" at Rep. Whisnant for using Johnson's name in a roll call of the dead, used in her estimation to "support [his] political agenda." The father of Johnson, Steve DeFord, spoke at the committee hearing in support of the bill.