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Mexican President Calderon to U.S. Congress: most Republican lawmakers wheren´t there. Unbelievable!

A mix of interns, congressional pages, and staff, filled in empty seats while listening to Calderon´s address to US Congress - Photo by Lauren Victoria Burke

There was something missing from Mexican President Felipe Calderon‘s joint address to Congress on Thursday. And judging from this photo, it appears to be…well, Congress.

ITK counts 29 lawmakers in this section of seating on the GOP side of the House floor. And 60 non-Members.

Those not in elected office look like a mix of interns, congressional pages, and staff, who were likely asked to fill in empty seats to keep the place from looking bare.

So where is everyone? In the…READ MORE HERE.

Maybe the reason behind this incredible lack of respect for a visiting foreign dignatary , was the fact that  Calderón calls for restoring assault weapons ban in the U.S. neither the mexican critics to Arizona´s new immigration law, were not very popular among some of the  congressmen.

2 Responses to Mexican President Calderon to U.S. Congress: most Republican lawmakers wheren´t there. Unbelievable!

  1. Common Sense

    May 27, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    I have heard more people discussing that the law is Unconstitutional under the Supremacy Clause. The Supremacy Clause forbids state and local laws that contradict federal laws in matters where the federal government has authority to act.
    Once again it only applies in situations exactly where the law contradicts the current law. Arizona’s law requires that State/Local authorities hand over suspect illegals to the proper federal authorities. Maybe you have forgetten (since we haven’t enforced these laws) but it is still a crime to enter our country illegally.
    But as long as we are talking about Constitutionality let’s talk about the Commerce Clause from the Constitution (Article I, Section 8). This clause prohibits states and localities from passing laws that burden interstate or foreign commerce by, among other things, creating “discriminations favorable or adverse to commerce with specific foreign nations.”
    Boycotting Arizona is UNCONSTITUTIONAL so knock it off already. Also to the Arizona government, how about we step up and actually file suit against these cities?

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