Apparently honesty is not on the GOP agenda:
House Minority Leader Joe Hackney asked the House Speaker Thom Tillis if there was anything other than those two bills due to come up during the afternoon. Hackney was assured there was nothing else coming.
Sometime after that conversation, Tillis informed Hackney that House Republicans wanted to reconsider the health care bill veto.
You Republican House members need to sit up and take notice, too. When a person becomes comfortable with telling lies, it's only a matter of time before he begins lying to people he claims are his friends.
And in case anyone wants to argue in his defense because he didn't try to force another override vote, that rule change vote wasn't on the agenda either. So that "nothing else coming" was still a lie.
But Tillis isn't the only Republican leader prepared to lie to get his way. Taliban Stam has got one perched on his lips as well:
As a matter of procedure, House Majority Leader Skip Stam will ask to change his vote on H2. He’ll then be on “the prevailing side” and would then have the power to move for reconsideration.
A House built on lies and deceit cannot stand for very long before its stucture begins to fracture. That's my Zen message for the day.
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