GOP House refusing to pass resolution praising the troops who got bin Laden

Seriously unpatriotic.

House Republicans say they have no plans to follow the Senate in passing a resolution honoring the military mission that killed Osama bin Laden.

The decision by GOP leaders follows new rules they enacted in January scrapping the tradition of congratulatory measures, which they complained clogged up the House floor.

The Senate on Tuesday passed a resolution, 97-0, commending “the men and women of the United States Armed Forces and the United States intelligence community for the tremendous commitment, perseverance, professionalism and sacrifice they displayed in bringing Osama bin Laden to justice.”

You’d think they could make an exception for the most important military mission in a lifetime. You’d be wrong.

Fortunately for the Republicans, the Democrats won’t be accusing them of hating America and enabling terrorists, which is exactly what the Republicans have done on issue for the past ten years.  The GOP would have a campaign ad ready this afternoon.


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