Tuesday, May 11, 2021

‘We May Not Have a Full Two Years’: Democrats’ Plans Hinge on Good Health - The New York Times

On March 21, 1950, an Illinois congressman named Ralph Church suddenly slumped in his seat while testifying before a House committee. His colleagues rushed to administer aid, but he was pronounced dead of a heart attack at 66.

He was neither the first nor the last member of Congress to die in office. “You look back in history, nearly one in 10 members of Congress have,” said Jane L. Campbell, president of the U.S. Capitol Historical Society.

That history has some Democrats worried that deaths or illnesses could derail President Biden’s efforts to pass ambitious bills through Congress, which his party controls by the narrowest margins in decades.

via www.nytimes.com

You may find this funny but it is not. It's extremely serious.

https://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/2021/05/we-may-not-have-a-full-two-years-democrats-plans-hinge-on-good-health-the-new-york-times.html

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A Presidential order could decree that dead congressmen still count. I mean, if dead grandmas can vote, why not?

Posted by: dearieme | May 12, 2021 8:26:01 AM