Right-Wing Liars Go After Pelosi; Drudge Launches Sexist Attack
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As the House moves quickly to vote on final passage of the economic recovery package, Rep. John Culberson's (R-TX) criticisms of the process are growing increasingly irrational. Over the last 24 hours, Culberson used his Twitter account to refer to the leadership in Congress as " arrogant tyrants," claim the process was making him " physically ill," and argue that the leadership had acted in a " TOTALLY ILLEGAL" way in pushing for quick passage of the bill.
Now Culberson is claiming that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants to vote on the package today simply because she is "leaving at 6:00 PM for an 8 day trip to Europe!" The Drudge Report picked up on Culberson's claim. In large red letters, Drudge trumpeted Culberson's dig at Pelosi with an arguably sexist headline:
Pelosi will be leading a congressional delegation to Rome, where the group is scheduled to meet with Pope Benedict and address several NATO issues. However, she has repeatedly made clear that if this recovery package is not passed today, she -- and the rest of Congress -- will stay on Capitol Hill to work on it: