Major Owens blasts Jack Murtha's bad manners
The fight for New York's 11th Congressional District continues.
Anti-war hawk Jack Murtha decided to appear at a townhall meeting in the 11th District with Democratic primary challenger Yvette Clarke and Congressman Anthony Wiener. Ostensibly, the meeting was convened to discuss Murtha's plan for phased redeployment from Iraq. The meeting was also a chance for Clarke to be seen with two of her most prominent endorsers: Murtha and Wiener.
Congressman Major Owens was incensed that he was not notified of the event in his own district and called up a New York radio station to voice his annoyance.
Owens' son Chris is one of Clarke's opponents in the upcoming Democratic primary race.
Owens supports immediate withdrawal from Iraq. He is said to have courted Murtha's endorsement unsuccessfully.