Skip to comments.Lawmaker With Past Ties to Chávez tops U.S. Funeral Delegation
Posted on 03/08/2013 9:51:31 AM PST by Olog-hai
Rep. Greg Meeks will head up a U.S. delegation attending the funeral Friday of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, a decision by President Barack Obama that is drawing attention because of the congressmans previous ties to Chávez.
Former Massachusetts Democratic Rep. Bill Delahunt is also part of the U.S. funeral delegation. Like Meeks, Delahunt drew criticism in 2005 for meeting the Venezuelan dictator to discuss a deal for discounted heating oil to help low-income residents of Massachusetts.
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I’d just as soon they send nobody at all. But a powerless Congressman and ex-Congressman are about as unimpressive a delegation as you can send.
Hey, Jesse Jackson is there, that sounds pretty impressive to me.
Will the usual gaggle of hollywood whores be accompanying him on a government plane, or will Penn, Spacey, Glover, Stone and the others each be traveling by private, carbon spewing jet?
Is Jimmy Carter staying away? Hard to see why he would.
Is Sean Penn already there?
Yup, they pickled and stuffed the fat bastard and waited until 4:25 PM to say he died.
I’d be willing to bet that his commie hero died at that exact time too.
Yup. He's there.
Thanks Perdogg, sounds plausible.
Pork Parade: Former Members Eat from Both Sides of the Trough
By CREW Staff
January 26, 2012
The New York Times last week reported former Rep. William Delahunt (D-MA), now heading a lobbying firm, will be paid from an earmark he pushed through while still in Congress. The Times quoted experts in federal earmarking as saying they could not recall a case in which a former lawmaker stood to benefit so directly from an earmark he had authorized.
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