Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Pete Stark Apologizes w/ video

From Raw Story: "You don’t have money to fund the war or children," he said at the time. "But you’re going to spend it to blow up innocent people if we can get enough kids to grow old enough for you to send to Iraq to get their heads blown off for the president’s amusement.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) joined Republicans in criticizing the comments, calling them "inappropriate" and adding that the remarks "distracted from the seriousness of the subject at hand — providing healthcare for America’s children.”

A CNN online poll, however, found a resounding 88 percent of respondents felt Stark shouldn't apologize.

Five Democrats voted with Republicans today on the censure attempt, which was brought by House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH).

The following video is from C-SPAN, broadcast on October 23, 2007.