Saturday, June 18, 2005

Gingrich Rightfully Calls For Censure of Durbin

Former Speaker Newt Gingrich has the perfect resolution to the Durbin travesty (via Powerline)

Time To Censure

Gingrich has it exactly right when he says:

A Senate censure of Senator Durbin is justified and would reaffirm a standard for healthy, rational debate. By voting for or against the censure, the rest of the members of the U.S. Senate can go on record and make clear how they judge Senator Durbin’s characterization of American soldiers. It will also send a clear message to terrorists who will use the words of a Senate leader against us that the Senate stands in support of America and our military and against those who seek to destroy the free people of the United States.

There is historic precedent for censuring Senators whose words bring dishonor and disrepute on the Senate and impair its dignity; Senator Durbin’s words fit that precedent.

So Democrat Senators, would you prefer to hold make-believe meetings in the basement of Congress or address this very serious issue that puts Americans in harms way?