GOP Congressman Calls on Barton to Step Down from Ranking Committee Membership [Update: Barton Apologizes for His Apology]

By: Thursday June 17, 2010 12:50 pm

This has snowballed. Jeff Miller (R-FL), a Republican Congressman from the Pensacola area (one of the places hit hard by the oil spill), has publicly called for Joe Barton to step down in the wake of his comments apologizing to BP for their “treatment by the White House.”

 

White House Outlines Objections to House Defense Bill – No Mention of Guantanamo Lawyer Investigation

By: Thursday May 27, 2010 6:55 pm

Writing earlier today, Salon’s Glenn Greenwald noted that, despite its approval by the House Armed Services Committee, several barriers remain to the Gitmo provision ultimately becoming law, including a forthcoming House floor vote, a markup in the Senate “and then, if it makes it that far, the President’s signature.” But as Greenwald noted, if the language is to be purged from the bill, “Democrats are going to have to insist on its removal. It remains to be seen if they are willing to do that.”

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