WHERE’S THE CONGRESSIONAL COUP CAUCUS NOW?…. In July, a variety of conservative Republican lawmakers were outraged by the official U.S. government opposition to the overthrow of the democratically elected government in Honduras. Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) officially endorsed the military-backed coup, and a variety of House Republicans organized a “congressional coup caucus” in support of the new, unelected government.
Oddly enough, we’re not hearing much from this GOP crowd anymore. I wonder why that is.
The de facto government that’s in power in Honduras closed down television and radio stations Monday morning that are aligned with ousted President Manuel Zelaya. […]
The moves by interim President Roberto Micheletti came hours after the government announced a decree suspending constitutional civil liberties, an attempt to keep supporters of Zelaya off the streets Monday.
When DeMint endorsed the coup, he heralded those responsible for ousting Zelaya as “guarantee[ing] freedom.” House Committee on Foreign Affairs Ranking Member Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) hosted a private meeting for her Republican colleagues to “discuss how the U.S. can now work to support the democratic institutions and rule of law in Honduras.”
All of a sudden, these GOP lawmakers don’t seem to be bashing the Obama administration’s position anymore. Interesting.