SENATORS KERRY AND EDWARDS ARE OUT OF STEP WITH MOST AMERICANS -- (House of Representatives - July 06, 2004)
(Mr. SMITH of Texas asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
Mr. SMITH of Texas. Mr. Speaker, so Senator Kerry has picked Senator Edwards as his running mate. That means the Senator with the most liberal voting record has picked the person with the fourth most-liberal voting record. That does not sound like mainstream to me, and certainly their views do not represent the majority of the American people.
Both Senators Kerry and Edwards voted against the ban on partial birth abortion. Both have opposed all of the recent tax relief legislation.
Both Senators voted against sending our troops in Iraq and providing them with body armor, and both favor amnesty for illegal immigrants.
Mr. Speaker, Senators Kerry and Edwards are out of tune, out of line, out of touch, and out of step with most Americans.