He's Not on the Committee, Didn't Vote on the Bill, Had Nothing to Do With It's Passage & OPPOSED IT!
This post was updated and bumped–
“Just this past week, we passed out of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee, which is my committee, a bill to call for divestment from Iran, as a way of ratcheting up the pressure to ensure that they don’t obtain a nuclear weapon.”
July 23, 2008
Barack Obama talked about his committee assignments Wednesday in Sderot, Israel:
But, there’s a problem with this latest Obama statement.
He’s not a member of this senate committee.
Barack Obama is not on the US Senate Committee on Banking Housing and Urban Affairs:
Not only that but according to The Swamp and LGF Quick Hits:
Not only is it not his committee, but he’s not even on the committee, he didn’t vote on the bill, and he had nothing to do with it’s passage.
It looks like another inartful statement by the senator.
This doesn’t even classify as a gaffe. This was just an obvious exaggeration.
UPDATE: OBAMA OPPOSED THE BILL!!
Power Line reported:
Senator Obama did not appear in the Senate to vote on the Kyl-Lieberman Amendment calling on the government to designate the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist entity and thus suffer the imposition of sanctions. On the day of the vote on the amendment, however, Obama issued a statement announcing that he would have voted against it. In the statement, the closest he came to addressing the merits of the amendment was his assertion that “he does not think that now is the time for saber-rattling towards Iran.” The amendment passed the Senate 76-22 on September 26, 2007, with many Democrats including Hillary Clinton, Harry Reid, Richard Durbin, and Chuck Schumer voting in its favor.
Don’t expect to see this reported by the mainstream media.