Tuesday, June 14, 2005

John Conyers Gets Shut Out By GOP Thug Sensenbrenner.

After Sensenbrenner repeatedly refused to hold hearings over the Downing Street Memo, Conyers and other Democrats decided that they would hold their own meetings. C-Span decided to broadcast the events, which I'm sure Sensenbrenner got a bit pissed over. He tried his best to ensure that it didn't get the attention it deserved, and now he's trying even harder to put a complete stop to it.

Judiciary GOP pulls the plug on Conyers 'forums'
By Albert Eisele and Jeff Dufour

In December, ranking Democrat John Conyers (Mich.) began holding "forums" - gatherings with all the trappings of official hearings - after Chairman James Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) refused to hold hearings on topics Conyers requested. The forums have been held in smaller committee rooms, often with C-SPAN coverage and formal witness lists.
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