Barry Fleming today sent out a press release saying the following:
Today state Representative Barry Fleming (R-Harlem) called out Congressman Paul Broun for skirting the legislative process and wasting federal funds in an attempt to compensate for a bad voting record, referring to Congressman Paul Broun’s English As The Official Language Act and his vote on the Waters Amendment to H.R. 3524.
“English should be the official language of the United States,” Fleming said. “The most effective way to make this happen is to work with recognized congressional leaders and support existing legislation that already has a large body of support. Rather than doing this, Paul Broun has chosen to work against recognized leaders and reintroduce already existing legislation with his name at the top. These actions by Broun are a sure way to make sure that positive change never happens,” Fleming added.
The only problem is, the entire group of Georgia’s Republican Congressmen and the bulk of the conservative Republican Study Committee all co-sponsored Broun’s legislation that Fleming is attacking.
Fleming, though he is attacking Broun for not working with Nancy Pelosi (who is opposed anyway), is really attacking Prince, Kingston, Gingrey, Deal, Westmoreland, Linder, and Broun — they’ve all signed on to this bill together.
Likewise, the “Waters Amendment” that Broun voted against is Maxine Waters’ (!!!!!!!) amendment. Holy crap! An allegedly conservative Republican is attacking another conservative Republican for voting *against* a far left Democrat’s amendment that would have expanded a federal program with no spending caps and impose a requirement to create “green buildings” for public housing.
Fleming really wants to attack that? In his district? BTW, the conservatives of the House all joined Broun in his vote. Likewise, John Linder voted against the amendment.