Republican demand debate on drilling

And they are denied. But the story is far from over. John Culberson explains.

After Nancy Pelosi ordered the lights turned off the cameras stopped rolling. From what I gather, C-SPAN is contractually obligated to always have a camera running whenever there’s somebody on the floor of Congress. When the lights go out, they can’t record. So, if you want to stop the cameras, turn off the lights.

ADDED: See bottom of post for further detail from C-SPAN.

That’s why she did what she did. To stifle the debate. After all the talk of a more open government, we’re seeing Gestapo tactics.

Too bad (for her) this isn’t Nazi Germany. The revolution is, in fact, going to be televized. Maybe not where we’re used to…but the images will get out.

Cellphone camera footage isn’t all that bad, after all?

From the office of John Culberson, video of those Republicans who demanded the debate on drilling. Mostly symbolic, but wouldn’t it be great if it worked?

Gateway Pundit has a lot more.

ADDED: Via MKH and The Crypt:

C-SPAN has just issued this statement: “A number of media organizations have incorrectly referred to ‘C-SPAN cameras’ being turned off and not providing televised coverage of the GOP House members’ post-adjournment protest on energy policy being held on the House floor on Friday afternoon. Please note that cameras in the House chamber are under the control of the Speaker of the House and that all media organizations, including C-SPAN, wishing to cover events in the chamber must use the official House TV feed. No private media cameras are permitted in the House (or Senate) chambers.”

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