DEMOCRATS SECURITY PLAN -- (House of Representatives - March 29, 2006)
(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, today we saw that Minority Leader Pelosi and the Democrats unveiled their plan for securing America. No big surprises. They slammed the President and demanded immediate withdrawal from the Middle East. And they called that immediate withdrawal ``redeployment'' to try and soften what is absolutely an awful policy.
We have to remember that many of the House Democrats are on record voting against funding for the troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. They are also acting like we have shortchanged funding for first responders when we have spent millions upon millions that we have never before dedicated to emergency response at the local level.
They claim we need to focus more on international cooperation, this in a world where some of the worst human rights abusers are routinely allowed to serve on the U.N. Human Rights Commission.
Mr. Speaker, Republicans in this majority have been serious about national security. We work on the issue every day, all year, not just when an election is approaching.