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House Proceeding 03-19-10 on Mar 19th, 2010 :: 0:01:40 to 0:05:35
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John S. Tanner

0:01:38 to 0:02:00( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: comes to the floor and by name calls other members to task for an unsunshiniated, untrue fabrication made in a bl somewhere and stands behind the fact that it's been reported that such and such occurred.

John S. Tanner

0:01:40 to 0:05:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John S. Tanner

John S. Tanner

0:02:01 to 0:02:22( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: now, the primary reason my wife and i decided not to seek re-election is because whave four grandchildren in tennessee that we don't see enough of and are not a part of their lives like we want to be. and any suggestion that some

John S. Tanner

0:02:23 to 0:02:43( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: sort of nato job in brussels, beup, is beyond the -- belgium, is beyond the pale. i and mr. gordon, as well, i are are rightly indig nent about this reckless, i think

John S. Tanner

0:02:44 to 0:03:04( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: indiscretion. let me just say this emotions are high, but we can disagree on public policy matters agreeablely. and to take an un subtaveragiated, untrue, total fabrication and to reat it on

John S. Tanner

0:03:05 to 0:03:27( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: this floor in my judgment is an affront to this institution. it's too late to take the words down, i'm told by the parliamentarian, but let me just say this, when we get to the point as a society when we -- some of us are unable to extend to one who may disagree

John S. Tanner

0:03:28 to 0:03:49( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: with us on a matter of public policy, the same purity o motive and the same intellectual honest we're going down the wrong road. .7 c16 c13 i didn't pay attention to this. it is a total fabrication. i have talked to nobody. i wouldn't get on a plane and

John S. Tanner

0:03:50 to 0:04:10( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: go to brussels if they offered it to me. i say again, this is a complete fabrication, with you i think i know the political leanings of this blog, but to take that and bring it down here to the floor is an affront to everything civil that we are supposed to stand for in the united states

John S. Tanner

0:04:11 to 0:04:36( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: of america. mr. speaker, i'm not going to belabor the point but i can tell you this, i have been in public office over half my life. another reason we decided that we want to do something else. and i don't remember a time when the people who know me

John S. Tanner

0:04:38 to 0:04:58( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: best would countenance someone saying something like this about me. i know what i'm going to do, i can't take the words down, but this is something that i think the institution ought to think carefully about and certainly i think the leadership under

John S. Tanner

0:04:59 to 0:05:20( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: republican conference ought to take seriously, as well as the democratic leadership, because this institution is bigger and better than either political party that resides here right now. i yield back the balance of my me. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yield back.

John S. Tanner

0:05:21 to 0:05:43( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20 , the chair will posone further proceedings today on motions to suspend the rules on which a recorded vote or the yeas and nays are ordered or on which the vote incurs objection under clause 6 of rule 20. record votes on postponed

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