Wednesday, September 14, 2005
by Joe in DC - 9/14/2005 03:46:00 PM
Find out what went wrong? Not if the GOP has anything to do with it. Cover it up, that seems to be their plan:
Senate Republicans on Wednesday scuttled an attempt by Sen. Hillary Clinton to establish an independent, bipartisan panel patterned after the 9/11 Commission to investigate what went wrong with federal, state and local governments' response to Hurricane Katrina.What are they afraid of? Didn't Bush say he was responsible?
The New York Democrat's bid to establish the panel - which would have also made recommendations on how to improve the government's disaster response apparatus - failed to win the two-thirds majority needed to overcome procedural hurdles. Clinton got only 44 votes, all from Democrats and independent Sen. Jim Jeffords of Vermont. Fifty-four Republicans all voted no.