Friday, January 07, 2011
The Republican-controlled House voted this morning to wash away the massive fail caused by Reps. Pete Sessions' (R-TX) and Mike Fitzpatrick's (R-PA) decision to skip Wednesday's swearing-in ceremony in favor of taking the oath to a television set at a Capitol complex event for Fitzpatrick.
By a vote of 257 to 159, the House voted in a special rule written for Sessions and Fitzpatrick to essentially rewrite Congressional history so the votes they cast as unsworn members-elect Wednesday and Thursday never happened.
I still find it hilarious that these clowns thought they could be sworn in by watching TV with their hands raised. This Congress will provide a gold mine of material for comedians. Oh, and that event they were at? Looks like they may have violated Congressional ethics rules. I'm sure the House majority will be able to retroactivly change the rules on that as well.