Lynching apology excuses
June 22, 2005 News & Politics
"As of July 19, all but 13 senators have cosigned Mary Landrieu's S.Res.39 for the Senate's record on lynching...Now, the 13 Republican holdouts tell their sob stories," writes Lindsay Beyerstein. "My impressionistic highlights include:
- Sen. Craig Thomas (R-Wyo.): Too busy working on the energy bill. If he had opposed the bill, he would have done so on the floor and forced a roll call vote.
- John Cornyn (R-Texas): Blames the media. Resolution too trivial to cosponsor.
- Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Finance Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa): Blame the help. Say it's so hard to..."