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Nov 03, 2005

Congressman Shays Votes for Iraq Cover Up

DCCC Press

Nov 3, 2005

Congressman Shays Votes for Iraq Cover Up

By Opposing Congressional Oversight, Shays

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Chris Shays voted against an effort that would have gotten the Americans answers they deserve concerning our national security. The measure Shays opposed would have required Congress to immediately investigate the misuse of intelligence that led to the decision to go to war. [Motion, Vote #562, 11/3/05]

"America can do better than the Republican 'Cover-up Congress' that Congressman Shays is a part of. Instead of being a rubber stamp for his party’s leadership, Congressman Shays should get the answers that families in Connecticut deserve," said Bill Burton, communications director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. "By refusing to do his job and investigate the manipulation of intelligence to justify the war in Iraq, Congressman Shays is standing in the way of making our country stronger, making our intelligence more effective and protecting our troops."

Had Congressman Shays supported the measure today, Americans would get more information about:

  • The misuse of intelligence that led to the decision to go to war
  • How, and to what purpose a covert operative had her cover blown in the lead up to the war
  • Why Halliburton was able to get billions in no-bid contracts in Iraq
  • The lack of accountability when it comes to torture and prisoner treatment