Democrats’ parliamentary moves kill Rep. Tim Walz’s committee leadership bid

Rep. Tim Walz speaking at a USO event in May of this year.
Rep. Corrine Brown

Democrats have a panel called the Policy and Steering Committe that helps determine committee leadership. Normally, Policy and Steering’s endorsement is the last word on leadership roles.

Comments (6)

  1. Submitted by John Smith on 11/19/2014 - 08:00 pm.

    Once again…

    I see the democrats take the side of politics, money and cronyism as opposed to someone like Congressman Walz who has knowledge and actual experience.

    The last few years the democrats have turned into pure politicians who only care about politics and rewarding political loyalty. They don’t look at what works and doesn’t work for policy and helping the people.

    After having Pelosi and company force the ACA on us, that didn’t help the poor in our country but made the insurance companies rich. This is why I won’t vote for them anymore. It is a party that only talks to taking care of veterans, the poor and the working class…what they did to our congressman here is a perfect example. I don’t want to hear about how voting for Nader or other real populist politicians are a wasted vote when the corporate puppets of the DNC pull stunts like this.

    This isn’t the party of Wellstone, sorry I don’t have loyalty to the Democrats I have loyalty to the people that need help.

  2. Submitted by Wes Davey on 11/20/2014 - 07:25 am.

    Should have read…

    “Walz, a retired command sergeant major in the Army National Guard, is the highest-ranking person ever to serve in Congress…”

    An erroneous statement; it should have read “Walz is the highest ranking ENLISTED soldier ever to serve in Congress…”

  3. Submitted by Connie Sullivan on 11/20/2014 - 12:40 pm.

    It simply amazes me to see Minnesota Congress people not realizing that the convolutions of DFL convention rules committees and floor fights are only basic training for the Big Leagues of parliamentary rules gaming that is our Congress in Washington. Welcome to the Big Leagues, Mr. Walz!

    And Walz should be more consistent: either he likes seniority, or he doesn’t like seniority. His female colleague on Veterans Affairs had the seniority in this case.

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