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June 18th, 2010

 “He doesn’t speak for me,” says GOP House Dept. Whip Marsha Blackburn on U.S. Rep. Joe Barton’s Asinine Apology to BP

Oh, Doesn’t He?

 

The U.S. House ‘Republican Study Committee’ -- Of Which Blackburn, Barton and 112 Other Republicans Are Members -- Said Virtually the Same Thing the Day Before!

 

Watch Blackburn Frantically Try to Distance Self, GOP Colleagues From Barton’s Gushing BP Apology:

 

 

From MSNBC today: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9C1aM6ALzo

 

MSNBC’s Savannah Guthrie:“I do want to ask you, do you agree with your colleague, Congressman Barton’s basic concept that the Obama administration is “shaking down” BP and has used heavy handed tactics?

 

U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN).“No, I do not agree with Congressman Barton on that. And as I said earlier, he said he was speaking for himself and not for the Republicans on the Committee and he wasn't speaking for me.”

 

In Actuality, Barton Was Speaking for at Least 114 House Republicans, Including Blackburn


See Congressman Barton’s apology to BP CEO Tony Hayward after President Obamalaudably secured $20 billion escrow fund from BP for Gulf Coast oil spill victims:


"I am ashamed of what happened in the White House yesterday, that a private corporation would be subject to what I would characterize as a shake down," said Barton. The fund, he said, "amounts to a $20 billion slush fund that is unprecedented in our nation's history" and "sets a terrible precedent for the future.  I apologize…I do not want to live in a country where any time a citizen or a corporation does something that is legitimately wrong it is subject to political pressure that amounts to a shake down.”

 

See public statement the Republican Study Committee, of which Blackburn is a Member, issued the day before, delivering the same disturbing criticism of the administration-negotiated compensation to oil spill victims from BP:

 

“BP’s reported willingness to go along with the White House’s new fund suggests that the Obama Administration is hard at work exerting its brand of Chicago-style shakedown politics.”

 

See list of all members of Republican Study Committee below… [And in case you missed it, click here see new web video from Americans United for Change, “So Sorry”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWGq3UvUnBw]

 

 

Robert Aderholt

(AL-04)

Todd Akin

(MO-02)

Rodney Alexander

(LA-05)

Steve Austria

(OH-07)

Michele Bachmann

(MN-06)

Spencer Bachus

(AL-06)

J.Gresham Barrett

(SC-03)

Roscoe Bartlett

(MD-06)

Joe Barton

(TX-06)

Brian Bilbray

(CA-50)

Gus Bilirakis        

(FL-09)

Rob Bishop

(UT-01)

Marsha Blackburn

(TN-07)

Jo Bonner

(AL-01)

John Boozman

(AR-03)

Kevin Brady

(TX-08)

Paul Broun

(GA-10)

Henry Brown

(SC-01)

Vern Buchanan

(FL-13)

Michael Burgess

(TX-26)

Dan Burton

(IN-05)

Dave Camp

(MI-04)

John Campbell

(CA-48)

Eric Cantor

(VA-07)

John Carter

(TX-31)

Bill Cassidy

(LA-06)

Jason Chaffetz

(UT-03)

Howard Coble        

(NC-06)

Mike Coffman

(CO-06)

Tom Cole

(OK-04)

Michael Conaway

(TX-11)

John Culberson

(TX-07)

Geoff Davis

(KY-04)

Mary Fallin

(OK-05)

Jeff Flake

(AZ-06)

John Fleming

(LA-04)

Randy Forbes

(VA-04)

Jeff Fortenberry

(NE-01)

Virginia Foxx

(NC-05)

Trent Franks

(AZ-02)

Scott Garrett

(NJ-05)

Phil Gingrey

(GA-11)

Louie Gohmert

(TX-01)

Bob Goodlatte

(VA-06)

Kay Granger  

(TX-12) 

Sam Graves

(MO-06)

Parker Griffith    

(AL-05)

Brett Guthrie

(KY-02)

Ralph Hall   

(TX-04)

Gregg Harper

(MS-03)

Jeb Hensarling

(TX-05)

Wally Herger

(CA-02)

Pete Hoekstra

(MI-02)

Duncan D. Hunter

(CA-52)

Bob Inglis

(SC-04)

Darrell Issa

(CA-49)

Lynn Jenkins

(KS-02)

Sam Johnson

(TX-03)

 

Jim Jordan

(OH-04)

Steve King

(IA-05)

Jack Kingston

(GA-01)

John Kline

(MN-02)

Doug Lamborn

(CO-05)

Robert Latta            

(OH-05)

Christopher Lee

(NY-26)

John Linder

(GA-07)

Frank Lucas

(OK-03)

Blaine Luetkemeyer

(MO-09)

Cynthia Lummis

(WY)

Dan Lungren

(CA-03)

Connie Mack

(FL-14)

Don Manzullo

(IL-16)

Kenny Marchant

(TX-24)

Michael McCaul

(TX-10)

Tom McClintock

(CA-04)

Thaddeus McCotter

(MI-11)

Patrick McHenry

(NC-10)

Buck McKeon

(CA-25)

Cathy McMorris Rodgers

(WA-05)

Gary Miller

(CA-42)

Jeff Miller

(FL-01)

Jerry Moran

(KS-01)

Sue Myrick

(NC-09)

Randy Neugebauer

(TX-19)

Pete Olson

(TX-22)

Mike Pence

(IN-06)

Joe Pitts

(PA-16)

Ted Poe

(TX-02)

Bill Posey

(FL-15)

Tom Price

(GA-06)

George Radanovich

(CA-19)

Denny Rehberg

(MT)

Phil Roe

(TN-01)

Tom Rooney

(FL-16)

Peter Roskam

(IL-06)

Ed Royce

(CA-40)

Paul Ryan

(WI-01)

Steve Scalise

(LA-01)

Aaron Schock

(IL-18)

Jean Schmidt

(OH-02)

Pete Sessions

(TX-32)

John Shadegg

(AZ-03)

John Shimkus

(IL-19)

Lamar Smith

(TX-21)

Cliff Stearns

(FL-06)

John Sullivan

(OK-01)

Glenn Thompson

(PA-05)

Mac Thornberry

(TX-13)

Todd Tiahrt

(KS-04)

Mike Turner

(OH-03)

Zach Wamp

(TN-03)

Lynn Westmoreland

(GA-03)

Joe Wilson

(SC-02)

Robert Wittman

(VA-01)