Published On: Wed, Oct 16th, 2013

House Republicans sing ‘impressive’ three verses of ‘Amazing Grace’

House Republicans opened a debt limit meeting Tuesday morning with a group singing of “Amazing Grace.”

“All three verses, without the words written out,” Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) told a New York Times reporter. “Isn’t that impressive?”

Rep. Steve Southerland (R-IL), who was in charge of leading the morning prayer, broke out in song, and slowly the entire group began to sing along, a LA Times writer reported.

Rep. John Fleming (R-LA) said Southerland is “a very spiritual guy, a soulful guy, and it was his turn to pray, and he led off with three verses from Amazing Grace.”

“Isn’t that usually sung at funerals?” Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA)  told The Huffington Post who posted the article as: “House Republicans sing ‘Amazing Grace’ as their latest plan dies.

 Fleming said in response to Connolly’s remark, “Well, that’s really a level of cynicism that’s surprising even for Democrats, to be honest with you.”

There was some truth to their point as it turned out the plan submitted by House Republican leaders, which would have reopened the government and extended the debt ceiling for a few months, in addition to delaying a medical device tax under Obamacare, was dead on arrival.


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