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Sen. Bob Menendez Is Holding the Thatcher Resolution

By on 4.16.13 | 10:57AM

Last Wednesday, the Senate was supposed to pass a resolution, sponsored by Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, honoring the "life, legacy, and example of British Prime Minister Baronness Margaret Thatcher." 

Unfortunately, according to Heritage Action, Senate Democrats held up the vote. According to The Daily Caller, the Democrats want to "black out everything but a few lines acknowledging her service as prime minister" in the three-page resolution. 

Heritage didn't report the senator responsible for the hold. To maybe nobody's immediate surprise, the Caller reported that Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) is the perpetrator. 

As if the gentleman wants to attract even more negative publicity with such stunts. 

Ramesh Ponnuru tweeted that Sen. McConnell may move forward with the resolution today. The House unanimously passed a Thatcher resolution last Tuesday.

The document goes on to recognize "that Baronness Margaret Thatcher, working with President Ronald Reagan, helped bring a peaceful end to the Cold War." 

I do not know why Menendez would stall this resolution. I presume it has something to do with internal politics. Why else would a representative of this nation oppose honoring the death of a brave, assertive British leader? Thatcher promoted the special relationship, which we must continue to maintain. 

More news will certainly come out as McConnell deals with this temporary block. I wish bungling and ineffective politics ended at the water's edge.

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