06/16/2009 03:55 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Will the Real James McGovern Please Stand Up?

Jim McGovern on the supplemental appropriations bill, May 14 2009:

What is the exit strategy that brings our servicemen and -women home? Until someone gives me a credible answer, I will be voting "no."

Jim McGovern, June 10 2009:

We need to demand benchmarks and conditionality, we need to demand an exit strategy for the military from this administration. Look, I complained when George Bush was President that we didn't have benchmarks, we didn't have conditions -- I did so not because I thought Bush was a bad President and I was being a partisan, I did so because I believed it was important. It was the right policy.

Congress Daily, June 15 2009:

One such liberal, Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.), indicated today he would support the bill on Tuesday.


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