Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, adjourned the US House of Representatives. The Republicans opposed the adjournment. So after the adjournment, the Republicans kept talking about the how the Democrats are hurting the economy by not allowing debate on offshore oil drilling. Speaker Pelosi refuses to allow debate on offshore oil drilling.
The Democrats then shut off the lights and turned off the microphones. C-Span stopped broadcasting, but the Republicans refused to leave and continued to speak in the dark without microphones.
There were approximately 6 Republicans and aides still on the floor and the Republicans were still speaking. Other Republicans have started to come back to participate.
Representative Thadeus McCotter of Michigan said “This is the people house, not Pelosi’s politburo.”
Democrat aides were very upset with the Republicans and another aide asked the press if they were covering this. An Aide called the Republicans morons.
Apparently, the Democrats don’t want this covered because Capital Police were called to empty the press gallery, but stopped when Rep. Roy Blunt started answering questions from reporters in the gallery.
The lights came on when a Representative was playing with the keypad randomly and actually hit the password to get the lights and microphones back on. The Democrats turned the lights out again this time to cheers from the Republicans and they continue to speak.
The Republican leadership is now looking for a bullhorn to speak with in the House.
This could very well be a gift from the Democrats and make the Republicans competitive again this fall, if it continues and if the liberal media actually covers the event.
The reason for the adjournment? Democrats wanted to start their 5 week vacation. I wonder if they will complain about Bush’s vacation this year.
I welcome your comments.