Bending the Third Rail
Because We Should, We Can, We Do
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Republican Watch
John Conyers has the authority now to issue subpoenas to Rove et. al. On the Republican watch front, there's this:
Republicans called the authorization premature, though some GOP members said they would consider voting to approve the subpoenas if Conyers promises to issue them only if he has evidence of wrongdoing.

Conyers agreed. "This (authority) will not be used in a way that will make you regret your vote."

Several Republicans said, "No" during the voice vote, but no roll call was taken.
That's nice, no record of the vote. I'm going to try and find out what the vote actually was. I suspect for the show it was on party lines. But again, no Republican is on the record for it. Republicans continue to experience that hard place next to a rock.