On Friday, Republicans staged a revolt of sorts after Nancy Pelosi and House democrats adjourned and headed for a five week vacation after refusing to allow a vote which would permit additional offshore drilling.
How long — how long do they think the American people are going to stand for this? Did I read that the rating of the Congress is now at 19 percent — or was it 9?
“There are plans underway to be here into next week,” said Rep. Mike Pence, one of the organizers of the protest. “We will be here as long as it takes.”
Aides to House Minority Leader John Boehner said he was expected to return to Washington at the end of the week. House Minority Whip Roy Blunt was expected to return mid-week, according to his aides.
With 24 members already back in Washington as of noon Monday, lawmakers said reinforcements were on their way.
House Republicans vowed to continue their talkathon on the House floor “as long as it takes,” saying Monday they would continue their protest indefinitely if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi does not allow for a vote on domestic oil drilling.
GOP Live Blog: http://republicanleader.house.gov/Blog/
Meanwhile, on Friday, democratic presumptive nominee for president, Barack Obama, is telling us we need to inflate our tires and get the car tuned up as a way to deal with the price of gasoline.