Apology from GOP Rep. Fitzpatrick for Swearing-In Gaffe

From the Philadelphia Inquirer:

Two days after they missed their swearing-in on the House floor, Reps. Mike Fitzpatrick of Bucks County and Pete Sessions of Texas apologized Friday for the blunder.

In a letter addressed to the newly elected speaker, fellow Republican John Boehner of Ohio, the men said they regretted any inconvenience the misstep caused.

“We are deeply committed to fulfilling our role in our constitutional democracy by maintaining the integrity of the People’s House,” read their letter, which they made public. “Our absence on the House floor during the oath-of-office ceremony for the 112th Congress – while not intentional – fell short of this standard by creating uncertainty regarding our standing in this body.”
Read more: http://www.philly.com/inquirer/local/20110108_Apology_from_GOP_Rep__Fitzpatrick_for_swearing-in_gaffe.html#ixzz1AUKD5rDH

 

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