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Quote of the Day: “Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, a Missouri Democrat, Read Questions From Angry Constituents”

February 12th, 2009 by mopns · No Comments

We were the first to tell you yesterday about the opensecrets.org piece reporting that Rep. Cleaver had accepted $5,000 from a TARP bailout recipient. We also told to watch how indignant the Congressman would act toward the banking executives while questioning them. In the below quotes, one from our beloved Emanuel Cleaver, try to guess which Congressman had taken money from the evil bankers and which one didn’t!

“Representative Emanuel Cleaver, a Missouri Democrat, read questions from angry constituents asking what banks did with money they’d taken from the $700 billion TARP fund, and Representative Michael Capuano, a Massachusetts Democrat, said he “cannot believe no one has prosecuted you.Read more…

If all Rep. Cleaver can muster during the hearings is reading questions from his constituents, then what do we need him for – at $170,000 I may add? One of the Congressional pages could have done that!

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