Acting Asst. Sec. Susan Thornton and EAP team en route to her nomination hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee!
By Tom Howell Jr. - The Washington Times - Thursday, September 8, 2016
Vice President Joseph R. Biden reprised his role as the consummate Capitol Hill dealmaker Thursday by urging his former GOP sparring partners to dispense with a series of election-year crises that are “bigger than partisan politics.”
Mr. Biden said Congress must address the Zika epidemic with an up-or-down vote on the mosquito-borne virus alone, without getting pulled into side issues related to women’s health.
He urged lawmakers to ban people on terror watch lists from purchasing guns, and then scolded Senate Republicans for refusing to take up President Obama’s pick to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court, Judge Merrick Garland.
“Give him a vote,” said Mr. Biden, who served in the Senate for 36 years. “We’re setting a very dangerous precedent in an institution that I love.”
Though a call for bipartisan comity, Mr. Biden’s pitch had the feel of a campaign event. Dozens of House and Senate Democrats flanked him on the east steps of the Capitol under the blazing D.C. sun, waving small American flags and chiding Republicans with chants of “Do your job.”
The Democrats’ mantra reflects bitter divisions between the parties in the run-up to Election Day. Congress has only a few weeks to pass a short-term bill that funds the government past Sept. 30, the end of the fiscal year, and deal with a Zika funding spat that’s been hung up on whether funds should flow to Planned Parenthood, since the virus can cause birth defects.
biden is an idiot from the word go...he missed is real calling witch is a rodeo clown
You forgot the smiling jackasshole that he is! Eff the whalshit idiot!
Isn't the reason the Zika Bill is being held up, is because there's some Planned Parenthood Trash in it??
Who makes up & decides whose on Terrorists List?
Why should anyone do a Favor for a President who insults his own People in a Foreign Country??
Sorry Joe, you best days will soon be over!
Remember when we first heard about this zickaah bullshit virus? It was only located in foreign countries. Less than a month later the US is infested with it? I'd say that the dc dictatorship intentionally brought it to the US to attempt to,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,I'm saying they are using biowarfare on us?
The Dems care more for Planned Parenthood (since they worship at the shrine of abortion!) than they do for stopping the Zika virus. Of course, if Obama hadn't opened the floodgates to tens - hundreds? - of thousands of illegals from Central America over the past few years, that deadly virus might well have remained with the peoples of those countries and NOT entered the USA! Over a century ago, the USA put sickly immigrants from Europe into quarantine at Ellis Island; so, where is Ellis Island NOW that we could really use that far-sighted and intelligent holding facility?!? Added to all his other deadly policies, this one has Obama's hand on it - and that hand is covered in blood. In fact, we desperately need a vaccine from the deadly Obama virus!!
for months now every time anything about zika is mentioned on the news they keep showing the same baby over and over you would think by now they would have other babies to use in their photos I wonder sometimes if its not a scam
VP Biden, knock, knock? Are you awake? It was the Dems who refused to allow the bill funding ZIKA to go forward and voted it down because they wanted funding Planned PArnethood attached to it - then they would vote for it.
As for Garland, the Rs are taking a page from the Dems - your very own speech in 1992 when you were chairman of the judiciary committee refused to allow an appointee the lame duck president, Bush, had nominated, to be brought up for discussion because, as you said, "It wasn't fair.".
PatriotGal, don't do "knock-knock" jokes with Jocular Joe. He will envariably follow up and ask you to pull his finger.
it's ironic that those flanking were chanting "do your job" hey members of the jackass party - how about doing yours
Crazy "Uncle Joe" on the trail again! "Now you Republicans and conservatives, stop acting like Democrats - be reasonable, do it our way!
Obama knew what he was doing when he selected Crazy Joe Biden as VP - we are afraid if Obama were, somehow, to expire before his term ended, it would be even worse if Crazy Joe became President!
Give him a break, he only wants to go watch more television with FDR, and people keep expecting him to actually do something!!
It is just Biden!