UNBELIEVABLE! More shenanigans in the House. Seems like the Republicans have REVOTED on the Bush Torture Bill and narrowly passed it having waited until two Dems were out of the room. Goodbye democracy, it was nice while it lasted.
Since the Republicans took over the House over 10 years ago those sort of anti-democratic strongarm bullshit tactics have become sadly commonplace in the House. From big issues like denying Democrats any chance at amending bills and keeping them completely out of conference committee to petty little crap like denying them the use of government (read: ALL of ours) conference rooms for meetings, the Republicans have treated the representatives of over half the country as if their views were inconsequential.
Shame on the members of the Judiciary Committee who pulled this stunt.