THERE HE GOES AGAIN -- (House of Representatives - June 08, 2005)
(Mrs. BLACKBURN asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.)
Mrs. BLACKBURN. Mr. Speaker, yesterday I came to the floor to ask my colleagues across the aisle to speak out against their party leader Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean. I listed a few of the absolutely ridiculous, and in many cases offensive, comments he has made since January, but apparently I spoke too soon. It appears that Mr. Dean was not through embarrassing himself and his party and in the process offending millions of Americans.
Yesterday, in an interview, he said Republicans, and I am quoting here, ``all behave the same, and they all look the same. It's pretty much a white Christian party.''
Mr. Speaker, today he defended those remarks. And what is more, the gentlewoman from California (Ms. Pelosi), the minority leader, said that she thought Chairman Dean was ``doing a good job.''
All I can say is that I hope the Members across the aisle will let the gentlewoman from California (Ms. Pelosi) know that Howard Dean should not be given a pass for his behavior, it is unacceptable, and it is offensive.