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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Walking Out On Heroes

  I went online, and looked up "Duties of a Congressman". It gave the standard fare about being on committees, proposing bills, and deciding if those bills should move on to the floor of the House. Then it said, "representatives of their constituents, (people of their states or districts)".
  If that is the case, then I must file a complaint about my representation in Washington. My complaint regarding Congressman William "Lacy" Clay is not ideological. I already know that is a waste of time. It is not about being Republican or Democrat. It is about placing politics above basic humanity.
  On Thursday, September 19, The House Oversight Committee conducted a hearing on the attacks in Benghazi. Scheduled to testify were Pat Smith, mother of Sean Smith, Foreign Services Officer killed in the attack, and Charles Woods, father of Tyrone Woods, Navy SEAL. Prior to the testimony of Ms. Smith and Mr. Woods, every Democrat on the Committee, with the exception of ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA), walked out of the hearing. Including Rep. Clay.
  So let's review. The man who has been designated by a vote of the people to represent myself, and approximately 587,000 other constituents in the first Congressional District of Missouri, got up and walked out, snubbed, let's call it what it is, two people whose children gave their lives in defense of this nation.
  Congressman Clay is no rabble rouser. He is not on TV every week. He is a reliable Democratic vote. He supports the bills and amendments put forth by his Democrat colleagues. He is a low-key guy. So how is it that a low-key guy, just trying to stay out of the spotlight, and hang on to that cushy job until he doesn't need it anymore, show such blatant disrespect, not just for fellow Americans, whom he may disagree with over an issue here and there, but fellow human beings?
  Has the Standard Operating Procedure of Liberal Democrats as a whole become, cover this President, and every bit of his ideology, and not to mention his rear end, at all costs? Even to the point of trading in your basic humanity? Congressman Clay is a parent. Can he not put himself in the shoes of these grieving parents? Perhaps it is a bit harder to do so when you file for divorce, and fail to mention that little tidbit to your wife, and said children, and they find out through the local media.
  Bottom line. Lacy Clay represents me. When he walked out of that room, all of the residents of Missouri's first Congressional District walked out. I am ashamed of that. I have to believe that if more of Congressman Clay's constituents actually knew about it, once again, the St. Louis media strikes again, that Republican or Democrat, Liberal or Conservative, just as humans, they would be ashamed as well.
  So Congressman Clay, word of advice. Next time, could you check your petty, childish, and partisan behavior at the door?        

1 comment:

  1. Democrats are lying, despicable, disgusting STATISTS! They are assisting in the cover-up of Benghazi. The families of Christopher Stevens, Glen Doherty, Tyrone Woods, and Sean Smith, as well as many Patriotic Americans do not believe that Benghazi is a phony scandal. These four Americans were slaughtered in Benghazi because Barack Hussein Obama, the supposed Commander in Chief was derelict in his duties, ordering military help to “stand down” and disappeared during the attack. Yet, he made it to the fundraiser in Las Vegas the next day, so I guess he was preparing for his trip. Also, Hillary Clinton did not provide adequate security for the compound, even though Ambassador Stevens requested additional security. But to Obama, Clinton and those who support them, “What difference does it make?” Obama and Clinton NEED to be held accountable for their actions or inactions regarding Benghazi.