Sunday, April 08, 2007

Rahall: Bush Did Not Object When Pelosi Told Him About Syria Trip

The team over at Think Progress did a great job of catching this excerpt on CSPAN where Congressman Nick Rahall responded to a caller about the bi-partisan Congressional delegation's trip to Syria.

RAHALL: First of all, that’s baloney. We were in violation of no u.s. laws. Second of all, the President did not tell her not to go, nor did the State Department tell us not to go. There were three Republican members of Congress in Damascus a few days before our trip. There was a Republican member of Congress in Damascus meeting with the President after our trip.

The Speaker had met with President Bush in the halls of the U.S. Capitol just the day before we left and mentioned to him that we were going to Syria. No response at all from the President. The State Department was certainly aware of our traveling to Syria and our full itinerary. And there were State Department officials in every meeting that we had on this codel. So that is all hogwash as far as I’m concerned.


At 4:13 PM, Blogger Paddy said...

IOKIYAR and it didn't serve the Prez to cut up a fuss about it until AFTER they were there.


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