CQ:

Rep. Lynn Woolsey of California, a leader of the antiwar Democrats, said the White House is threatening to withdraw support from freshmen who oppose the bill, saying “you’ll never hear from us again.” She said the House leadership also is targeting the freshmen. “It’s really hard for the freshmen,” she said. “Nancy’s pretty powerful.”

Please call members of Congress and tell them to stand up to this kind of thuggery

Update:  Ryan Grim, via email:

I was there when Woolsey said that — fwiw, she didn’t say the dnc or dccc were making the threats, she said the white house was….
And she said leadership is pushing it hard, but the specific threats she mentioned were coming from the WH.

Ryan has a write up over at Huffington Post.

CQ:

Rep. Lynn Woolsey of California, a leader of the antiwar Democrats, said the White House is threatening to withdraw support from freshmen who oppose the bill, saying “you’ll never hear from us again.” She said the House leadership also is targeting the freshmen. “It’s really hard for the freshmen,” she said. “Nancy’s pretty powerful.”

Please call members of Congress and tell them to stand up to this kind of thuggery

Update:  Ryan Grim, via email:

I was there when Woolsey said that — fwiw, she didn’t say the dnc or dccc were making the threats, she said the white house was….
And she said leadership is pushing it hard, but the specific threats she mentioned were coming from the WH.

Ryan has a write up over at Huffington Post.

Jane Hamsher

Jane Hamsher

Jane is the founder of Firedoglake.com. Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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