The accusation that dare not speak it’s name
Um! She can’t say that! She can’t say that!
The verbal battle broke out after Rep. Steve Buyer, R-Ind., proposed a measure barring any federal official from requesting that the United Nations (news – web sites) formally observe the U.S. elections on Nov. 2.
“We welcome America to observe the integrity of our electoral process and we do not ask, though, for the United Nations to come as monitors at our polling stations,” Buyer said.
“I come from Florida, where you and others participated in what I call the United States coup d’etat. We need to make sure it doesn’t happen again,” Brown said. “Over and over again after the election when you stole the election, you came back here and said, ‘Get over it.’ No, we’re not going to get over it. And we want verification from the world.”
At that point, Buyer demanded that Brown’s words be “taken down,” or removed the debate’s permanent record.
The House’s presiding officer, Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, ruled that Brown’s words violated a House rule.
“Members should not accuse other members of committing a crime such as, quote, stealing, end quote, an election,” Thornberry said.
Thin-skinned, aren’t they?