August 06, 2008

Former Speaker Newt Gingrich joins the House GOP Revolt

Welcome back, Kotter?:

House Republicans brought Gingrich to the Capitol Wednesday, partly to revive media coverage on their fourth day of protest speeches in the chamber. The rest of Congress is gone for August recess, but Republicans have been speaking on the closed-down House floor, calling for a special session to vote on drilling and energy.

While Gingrich did attract more camera crews, he also pointed to what may be the GOP's next strategy: if Democrats refuse to hold a separate vote on oil drilling, Republicans could try to block the votes needed to keep government running past September 30.

"Are (Democrats) really prepared to close the government in order to stop drilling?", Gingrich asked, "Because I think the country will find that to be a suicidal strategy."

The video is here, since CNN apparently hasn't learned that people sometimes like to embed video. 

P.S. - You know you're a nerd when you look at the Representatives gathered behind Speaker Gingrich and feel like a failure for only recognizing one of them (Rep. Virginia Foxx).

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