Here's Steny Hoyer's response to John King of CNN a few days ago about Joe Lieberman's endorsement of John McCain: Hoyer: Let me say that I'm sorry
December 19, 2007

Here's Steny Hoyer's response to John King of CNN a few days ago about Joe Lieberman's endorsement of John McCain:

Hoyer: Let me say that I'm sorry that Joe felt called upon to do what he did, but our Democratic candidate, as we have done in the Congress -- the first bill that we passed through this House of Representatives was the 9/11 Commission recommendation bill to keep our country safe. Last night we passed $31 billion in additional funding so that we could confront terrorism and defeat the Taliban which was, after all, the site from which this country was attacked and which, frankly, we have distracted our attention from.

And as far as Iraq goes, we need to defeat terrorists. When we've said we ought to redeploy, we have made the caveat that we ought to make sure that we continue to confront and defeat terrorism. So I think Senator Lieberman, who I -- is a good friend of mine, I respect him, but I think in this instance he is wrong. And our Democratic candidate is going to make sure that the American public knows that we are going to be committed to the safety of this country, to the safety of our people, and to the defeat of terrorists.

With friends like these, who needs____ (fill in the blank) How can Hoyer respect a man that has turned his back on the party that nominated him as their Vice Presidential candidate in the 2000 election? He is a traitor---plain and simple. Why does Steny still suck up to him? It only makes it that much worse. Call him out for once. Tell the world that Lieberman betrayed you. You'll feel better and so will we.

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