Sunday, July 26, 2009

Rep. McCotter To Introduce Resolution Demanding Obama Apologize To Cambridge Cop

From KXMC:
Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-Mich.) will introduce a House resolution on Monday demanding Obama retract and apologize for remarks he has made about Cambridge Police Sergeant James Crowley this past week.

Obama had said at his prime time press conference Wednesday that Crowley had “acted stupidly” in the arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates...
Here's the last several paragraphs of the resolution:
Whereas, President Obama appeared at a daily White House Press briefing on July 24, 2009 to address his denouncement of Sergeant Crowley and stated: “I could have calibrated those words differently” but “I continue to believe, based on what I have heard, that there was an overreaction in pulling Professor Gates out of his home to the station.”

Whereas, President Obama’s refusal to retract his initial public remarks and apologize to Sergeant Crowley and, instead, reiterate his accusation impugning Sergeant Crowley’s professional conduct in the performance of his duties;

Now therefore be it resolved, That the House of Representatives--

Calls upon President Obama to retract his initial public remarks and apologize to Cambridge , Massachusetts Police Sergeant James M. Crowley for having unfairly impugned and prejudged his professional conduct in this local police response incident.
Will the president invite the congressman over to the White House for a round of beer? Perhaps, but I have a feeling Mr. McCotter is not the kind of guy that can be bought off by a can of beer...

Rasmussen survey: "26% say President Obama did a good or excellent job answering a press conference question about an incident involving" police sergeant James Crowley and Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates. "46% rate the president’s response as poor."...