Newt Gingrich, speaking of Nancy Pelosi, said the following on the Sean Hannity show today: "In order to block a vote on energy to the country, she cut off the energy to the House."
Today Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi shut down the House of Representatives BEFORE anyone could begin deliberating on oil drilling. She adjourned the House for a five-week vacation. (Nice, isn’t it, that they can afford a five-week vacation when so many Americans have chosen to stay home this summer because of the high cost of fuel.) Several Republican Representatives stayed on the floor of the House all day, even though Nancy Pelosi turned off the lights and the microphones.
Those few determined Representatives are demanding that the entire House of Representatives return to Washington, D.C., to address the oil crisis problem in this country. Statistics show that 69% of Americans want Congress to allow drilling; 51% of Californians, the state Nancy Pelosi represents, also want drilling. When asked by Politico about drilling, Nancy Pelosi stated that she is trying to save the planet. (We’re pretty sure that she doesn’t wear a cape and a mask, and since we don’t address our prayers to her, she must not be God). Senator Chuck Schumer also does not approve of drilling in America, but is calling for the Saudis to increase their production by a million barrels a day. Hmmm… last we looked the Arab deserts are on the same planet as America. Confusing, isn’t it? Why does our own country’s congress want us dependent on foreign oil? What is Nancy Pelosi afraid of if she sends an oil drilling vote to the floor? Democrats find that they’re between a rock and a hard place. Mrs. Pelosi knows that they will lose if she allows a vote, since several Democrat Representatives are ready to join their Republican colleagues to allow drilling.
If they vote on drilling now, they will anger the environmentalist groups with all the money and may lose votes from the liberal left in November. An energy vote at this time may also affect Barack Obama’s campaign. If the Democrats can stall voting until mid-September, the moratorium on drilling will be over and then Congress will have to deliberate on a new plan. Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid are trying to stall that deliberation until after the November elections. Under Article II, Section III, the President of the United States can call a special session of Congress and demand that the House return to Washington, D.C., to achieve energy independence for the U.S. Call your Representatives and tell them you want a vote on drilling and you want it before September. Here is the link to find your representative and his/her contact page. http://www.house.gov/
Also, call the White House and ask President Bush to call a special session of Congress based on the need for energy independence. Contact information for the White House is at this website. http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/
It’s interesting to note that it was Nancy Pelosi who said in January of 2007 that she was instituting a new era of fairness and cooperation. Apparently, she only meant fairness and cooperation for those issues whose outcome she could control.
We applaud the representatives who stayed behind to take care of the issues facing the American people. At this time, we don’t have the names of all the representatives who stayed on the House floor to fight, but we encourage you to do your own search and send a note of thanks to each of them.
The below links will take you to articles regarding this morning’s Washington D.C. uproar.