Kerry/Obama Block DeMint Honduras Trip
Update: DeMint is on with Mark Levin now.
Do you think the Democrats have finally decided to crack down on all that wasteful junket spending, or are they afraid this trip might serve an actual purpose? DeMint seems pretty fired up about it. He tweeted his reaction at Kerry. Maybe Kerry didn't fire back because he wasn't running away?
Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has blocked Sen. Jim DeMint’s (R-S.C.) trip to Honduras slated to begin Friday, according to DeMint's office.
DeMint’s office informed The Hill of Kerry’s decision Thursday afternoon.
"@JohnKerry (Foreign Rel. chair) trying to hide truth to protect Zelaya, blocking our fact-finding trip to Honduras at last minute," DeMint also tweeted late Thursday afternoon.
DeMint's office followed with a statement. "These bullying tactics by the Obama administration and Senator Kerry must stop, and we must be allowed to get to the truth in Honduras. Not a single U.S. Senator has traveled to Honduras to learn the facts on the ground.
"While this administration has failed to act decisively in Afghanistan, it is has no problem cracking down on a democratic ally and one of the poorest nations in Latin America," DeMint added. "Now, President Obama and Democrats' blind support for this would-be dictator and friend of Hugo Chavez will prevent members of Congress from learning the truth first hand."