March 22, 2007
WHIPPING THE BLACK CAUCUS:
Jackson Lee balks at Democrats' bill on Iraq pullout: With showdown looming, Houston lawmaker has resisted her party's bill (MICHELLE MITTELSTADT, 3/22/07, Houston Chronicle)
As the House edges toward a showdown with the White House over Iraq, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee has been among the band of Democrats resisting her party's leadership-backed bill setting a fall 2008 deadline for the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops.
She's been summoned to a one-on-one meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., lobbied by the party's vote-mustering "whip" organization and dealt with telephone calls from constituents on all sides of the issue. [...]
The congresswoman, who wants the troops withdrawn from combat in Iraq by year's end, offered a hint, though, that she could back the legislation.
"I will ultimately fall down the side of ensuring my vote is cast to do something," she said.
To the extent that's coherent it's inaccurate. Posted by Orrin Judd at March 22, 2007 12:40 PM