Rep Steve Buyer Blasts Acting Speaker’s Tactics “That’s Why You Were Thrown Out of Power”

Posted on December 1, 2010

Retiring Indiana Rep. Steve Buyer uncovered Democratic tactics in trying to get a bill passed that had not gone through committee and called them on it.  Monday, the acting Speaker of the House, Laura Richardson (D-California) used every trick in the book to quash his remarks.

Eventually, Richardson changed her mind and granted Buyer a minute to speak, which brought the congressman back to the lectern to ask, “was treating another member with dignity so hard, madam speaker? I don’t believe it was.”

He then expressed his dissatisfaction with the procedure of a veterans bill, which he claimed was being brought to the floor by the rules of suspension, or as he put it, an “abuse of the process” and “political treachery.” [Huff Post]

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