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Speaker Pelosi Urges Override of the President’s Veto

Posted on by Jesse Lee

The House is debating whether to override the President's veto of the Iraq Accountability Act. Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke on the House floor:

Speaker Nancy Pelosi:
“Next, the President said that we are substituting, Congress is substituting our judgment for the judgment of commanders in the field, 6,000 miles away. Wrong again, Mr. President. We are substituting our judgment for your judgment, 16 blocks down Pennsylvania Avenue in the White House. We are substituting the judgment of this Congress for your failed judgment. The American people have lost faith in the President’s conduct of the war. They have said they want accountability and a new direction — this bill gives them both.”

UPDATE: Full transcript of Speaker Pelosi’s remarks >>

Roll call for the override vote, which was 222 in favor and 203 against >>

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