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In The House, Only Four Republicans Break Ranks on Iraqi Pullout Vote

July 13th, 2007 · 1 Comment


Can you guess one of the four? Jeopardy music please…………… ok it’s too easy, it’s our never disappointing RINO Gilchrest. Can we make the Gilchrest for Lieberman trade now.

House Republican leaders largely kept their party together on the issue of Iraq last night, with only four members breaking with their party to support a withdrawal of troops by April. Reps. Jo Ann Emerson (R-Mo.) and John Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.) were the only new defectors though Duncan voted against the 2002 war authorization measure. The other two GOP members to vote with Democrats were Reps. Walter Jones (N.C.) and Wayne Gilchrest (Md.), who have consistently broken with their party on Iraq this year.

Totals & Party Breakdown

Total Democrat Republican Independent
Ayes: 223 (52%)   219 4 0
Nays: 201 (47%)   10 191 0
No Vote: 8 (2%)   2 6 0

Here’s what he voted for:

Directs the Secretary of Defense to commence the reduction of the number of Armed Forces in Iraq beginning no later than 120 days after the enactment of this Act and complete the reduction and transition to a limited presence in Iraq by no later than April 1, 2008

Tags: Election 08 · Iraq

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Barry // Jul 14, 2007 at 9:33 am

    The Republican contingent if the House is, as a whole, a pretty conservative lot, with 201 of them claiming membership in the Republican Study Committee. Our scorn should be directed more at the weak Republicans in the Senate. Tony Blankley’s dead-on editorial this week, entitled “The Senate: Chamber of Shame” at http://www.washingtontimes.com/article/20070711/EDITORIAL01/107110008/1013 highlights how some Republican Senators choose to ignore the fact that we are in Iraq not for Iraq but for the interests of the U.S.

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