The Republicans of the Week Are . . .
John Porter Porter of Nevada,
Ron Paul of Texas,
Wayne T. Gilchrest of Maryland, and
Walter B. Jones of North Carolina.
The House voted Thursday to hold two of Bush's confidants in contempt for failing to cooperate with an inquiry into whether a purge of federal prosecutors was politically motivated.
The vote was 223-32 to hold White House chief of staff Josh Bolten and former White House counsel Harriet Miers in contempt. The citations charge Miers with failing to testify and accuse her and Bolten of refusing Congress' demands for documents related to the 2006-2007 firings.
Before the vote, Minority Leader John A. Boehner, R-Ohio lead most of his constitutionally illiterate colleagues in a walk out:
We have space on the calendar today for a politically charged fishing expedition, but no space for a bill that would protect the American people from terrorists who want to kill us. Let's just get up and leave.But these four stayed. Mssrs Paul, Gilchrest, and Jones voted for the contempt resolution; Congressman Porter voted 'Present'.
A late start toward a return to constitutional government, but it's start.