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    Kerry blocks DeMint trip to Honduras

    Kerry blocks DeMint trip to Honduras


    By Jordan Fabian - 10/01/09 05:55 PM ET


    Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has blocked Sen. Jim DeMint’s (R-S.C.) trip to Honduras slated to begin Friday, according to DeMint's office.
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    On Thursday morning, the freshman Republican announced that he would lead a congressional delegation to Honduras on Friday ahead of the country’s Nov. 29 elections. The U.S. State Department, which acknowledges ousted President Manuel Zelaya as the legitimate ruler of the Central American nation, has said it will not recognize the contests because of ongoing political turmoil.

    “No U.S. Senator has yet been to Honduras to assess facts of crisis. [Kerry] & Obama admin using bullying tactics to hide truth,” DeMint, who also sits on the Foreign Relations panel, said on Twitter after he heard the trip would not occur.

    While I'm a big critic of Congressional "fact finding" trips to anything other than a library, the selective nature of this bar is quite illustrative of the fact that the current cabal in the Senate wishes to control as much information as possible.
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    Re: Kerry blocks DeMint trip to Honduras

    Quote Originally Posted by Oftencold View Post
    While I'm a big critic of Congressional "fact finding" trips to anything other than a library, the selective nature of this bar is quite illustrative of the fact that the current cabal in the Senate wishes to control as much information as possible.
    Isn't honduras where Sanford went to get his mistress? Maybe Demint was going on a fact finding mission for one as well

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    Re: Kerry blocks DeMint trip to Honduras

    Do you have a link to the article?
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    Re: Kerry blocks DeMint trip to Honduras

    Quote Originally Posted by PogueMoran View Post
    Isn't honduras where Sanford went to get his mistress?
    Gov. Sanford's mistress is from Argentina.

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    Re: Kerry blocks DeMint trip to Honduras

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Do you have a link to the article?
    The link is: Kerry blocks DeMint trip to Honduras - TheHill.com

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    Re: Kerry blocks DeMint trip to Honduras

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    Gov. Sanford's mistress is from Argentina.
    Ahh well then maybe he was doing something important

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    Re: Kerry blocks DeMint trip to Honduras

    Quote Originally Posted by PogueMoran View Post
    Isn't honduras where Sanford went to get his mistress? Maybe Demint was going on a fact finding mission for one as well
    No.

    Argentina.


    I am not big on these congressional fact finding missions anyway. They just raised the hell out of their budgets for many silly excuses. The gall of these fellows is monumental.
    Last edited by akyron; 10-01-09 at 08:41 PM.
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    Re: Kerry blocks DeMint trip to Honduras

    It seems incredibly petty for John Kerry to block a fact-finding mission, especially when Kerry himself just got back from a fact-finding mission to Syria. Did Kerry provide any reason for blocking the trip? Unless there were security concerns and the Secret Service told DeMint no (which I highly doubt), he should be allowed to go to Honduras.

    Furthermore, Hillary Clinton made a tactical mistake when she announced that the US would not recognize the results of the Honduran election. This was the solution that could've helped everyone involved save face. I don't understand why she rejected it.
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    Re: Kerry blocks DeMint trip to Honduras

    Oh I love this so if I'm any Republican I would be holding Mr. Kerry and the rest of the Deomcrats to the Firer over this one.

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    Re: Kerry blocks DeMint trip to Honduras

    Here's a good discussion of the whole Honduras mess to the effect that they were right to remove zelaya from office, but not to exile him


    Understanding The Mess In Honduras - Forbes.com

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