Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Reid leads

Today, the leader of the Democrats in the Senate, Harry Reid, gave a speech that blistered the Republicans on several topics, then pulled a stunning move by sending the whole Senate into closed session to insist on a discussion of national-security issues such as the Plame leak and the manipulation of pre-invasion intelligence. This Daily Kos comment has the closed-caption transcript of Reid's speech just before the Senate gallery was cleared and closed. Democrats promise to move for a closed session every day until the Republicans begin the promised investigation into the Plame treason.

(This later comment in the same post has a quote from 18 months ago about how the Senate was going to use exactly this closed-session rule to accomplish the investigation, before the Republicans demonstrated that what they really wanted was to stall and ignore until the whole thing went away.)


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