Republican version of the “House of Cards” – non-fiction

John Boehner's House of Cards

Republican version of the “House of Cards” – non-fiction

John Boehner's House of Cards

John Boehner’s House of Cards

>by: Robert Gallimore |12/31/2014 10:33:38 AM|

Before we begin the New Year of 2015 and the start of the new 114th Congress, we see a controversy brewing from the Republican version of the “House of Cards” the non-fiction version; staring newly appointed House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA.) and the Speaker of the House of Representative John Boehner (R-OH.). This week the public learned that House Majority Whip Steve Scalise spoke at a white-supremacist group event in 2002. What is on the minds of many before this secession begins: Is the newly appointed whip a known racists; hiding in the shadows of the white-supremacist group – still active? Can we trust him to work for the people – all include? I am sure that there are many questions that one can ask and think of; especially knowing the facts that an active member of congress is possible an active member of a white-supremacy group, supported by the the top member of the House of Representative Speaker John Boehner. In a press release by John Boehner’s office on 12/30/2014 from Washington, DC Press release — House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement in support of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA):

“More than a decade ago, Representative Scalise made an error in judgment, and he was right to acknowledge it was wrong and inappropriate. Like many of my colleagues on both sides of the aisle, I know Steve to be a man of high integrity and good character. He has my full confidence as our Whip, and he will continue to do great and important work for all Americans.”

Hum…actually that’s not good enough in my book. I am not so sure about his integrity, his character and was it errors in judgment people; are you sure of that? No, and I don’t think the Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is sure – either! She has voiced her concerns and condemned the news as “deeply troubling”; blasting the entire Republican Party for their actions on issues like the Voting Rights Act and Immigration, just to name a few – see below:

Whip Scalise’s involvement with a group classified by the Anti-Defamation League as anti-Semitic and the Southern Poverty Law Center as a hate group is deeply troubling for a top Republican leader in the House.

However, actions speak louder than whatever Steve Scalise said to that group in 2002. Just this year, House Republicans have refused to restore the Voting Rights Act or pass comprehensive immigration reform, and leading Republican members are now actively supporting in the federal courts efforts by another known extremist group, the American Center for Law and Justice, which is seeking to overturn the President’s immigration executive actions.

Speaker Boehner’s silence on this matter is yet another example of his consistent failure to stand up to the most extreme elements of his party.

The number two ranking member of the House of Representatives Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy R-CA.); also supports Steve Scalise as Majority Whip who had admitted that he spoke to a group founded by the neo-Nazi and known racist David Duke in 2002.

This is only John Boehner’s latest problem with one rectified this week with the resignation of Michael Grimm convicted earlier this year on Tax evasion. You’ll never know how and when your past injudiciousness will come full circle and bite you in the butt. Check out the video below:

John Boehner’s latest problem

12/30/14 | The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell | John Boehner’s latest problem

The new Congress hasn’t been sworn in yet and one top Republican is facing tough questions about his speaking event before a white supremacy group in 2002. Robert Costa joins.


 

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