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House Proceeding 05-20-09 on May 20th, 2009 :: 0:05:50 to 0:07:00
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Mac Thornberry

0:05:47 to 0:06:07( Edit History Discussion )

Mac Thornberry: my thoughts and prayers are with her parents and brother and extended family and unituring this grievous time. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas rise? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without

Mac Thornberry

0:05:50 to 0:07:00( Edit History Discussion )
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Mac Thornberry

0:06:08 to 0:06:28( Edit History Discussion )

Mac Thornberry: objection, so ordered. >> one of the important is legal counsel and justice department. one may agree or disagree with the analysis used in the past, but they were quite clear and quite specific on what was allowed and what was not down to the number of seconds that each technique could be used. the lawyers' opinions were

Mac Thornberry

0:06:29 to 0:06:49( Edit History Discussion )

Mac Thornberry: binding. if they had prohibited a technique, for example, that lowered a terror suspect's self-esteem, that opinion would be binding, too. the importance of this position is highlighted by the controversial nomination that president obama has made for this position. the opinions of professor dawn johnson that she has expressed

Mac Thornberry

0:06:50 to 0:07:00( Edit History Discussion )

Mac Thornberry: in the past and her reluctance to provide clear answers today call into question her opinions and whether they could be the basis upon which our national security professionals could do

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