Tuesday, March 28, 2006

The Republicans (the party of values?) lie again

Emily Bazelon reports on how two Republican Senators lie about whether material inserted in the Congressional Record actually took place on the floor of the Senate.
Inserting comments into the Record is standard practice in Congress. What's utterly nonstandard is implying to the Supreme Court that testimony was live when it wasn't. …

The [inserted] colloquy is even scripted to sound live. 'Mr. President, I see that we are nearing the end of our allotted time,' Kyl says at one point. At another, Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., appears to interject a question. 'If I might interrupt,' he begins.
None of that actually happened.

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