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Senate Proceeding 07-07-09 on Jul 7th, 2009 :: 0:48:00 to 0:51:25
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Jim DeMint

0:48:00 to 0:48:20( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: law is pass sai. and that hugo has free rein to meddle wherever he pleases in the western hemisphere. mr. president, what do we stand for if not for freedom, democracy, and the rule of law? where is the spine of the administration to stand up to

Jim DeMint

0:48:00 to 0:51:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jim DeMint

Jim DeMint

0:48:21 to 0:48:42( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: any american in any democratic -- and any demratic thugs in our own back yard? where is the intellectual clarity to see the facts on the ground as they really manuel zolia is criminal, constitutionally removed former president of a proud and noble country. to my knowledge no administration official has refuted or even grappled with

Jim DeMint

0:48:43 to 0:49:03( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: the facts regarding zolia's attempted coup. given the undisputed and documented facts on what basis does the administration demand zolia's reinstatement? his removal from office was no

Jim DeMint

0:49:04 to 0:49:24( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: more a coup than gerald ford's move to the office. it is bad enough that the president's ad hoc and highly personalized foreign policy seems to be less about supporting the rule of law than it is about supportg particular rulers. but the last four weeks suggest that the president cannot even be counted legitimate allies.

Jim DeMint

0:49:25 to 0:49:45( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: what happened in honduras last week was not a tragedy. it was a triumph of democratic courage and the unyielding determination of a free people stand up to despotism. the tragedy, mr. president, has been the failure of the west and of our own government in washington to stand for justice

Jim DeMint

0:49:46 to 0:50:07( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: an freedom in latin america. it is not too late. i have written to sectary clinton and there is a growing congressional support for the legitimate government in honduras. everywhere i go someone comes up to me and tells for freedom in honduras. there is still time to look at the facts even to visit honduras itself.

Jim DeMint

0:50:08 to 0:50:29( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: call down there, talk to t people. even americans in the peace corps are on missionary work, ask them if they're living under an they will laugh and tell you they're living under an independent, vibrant democracy with a representative governm led by people they elected. they'll tell you about the free

Jim DeMint

0:50:30 to 0:50:50( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: and open debate and the ongoing presidential campaign and who they're supporting in the november elections. there is still time to correct our position in -- and support our true allies and because we can, we should. we must. today, and i will try my spanish

Jim DeMint

0:50:51 to 0:51:11( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: again [speaking spanish] a friend rf freedom is a -- of freedom is a friend of honduras. thank you, and before i yield, i would like to set aside the pending amendment and call up the demint amendment. the presiding officer: is there objection? without objection, so ordered.

Jim DeMint

0:51:12 to 0:51:25( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: the clerk will report. the clerk: the s south carolina, mr. demint, proposes amendment 1399 to amendment mr. demint: iill speak on the amendment later. i see a colleague waiting to

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