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It is an outrage that a foreign head of state would appear in this chamber and actively seek to do so. And it is a disgrace that he would be cheered on from the left wing of the White House and by many Democrats in this Congress.
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Above all, this is a debate of, Zyprexa coupon, by and for the American people. If President Calderon wishes to participate in that debate, 40mg Zyprexa, I invite him to obey our immigration laws, apply for citizenship, do what 600, 200mg Zyprexa,000 LEGAL immigrants to our nation are doing right now, 30mg Zyprexa, learn our history and our customs, and become an American. And then he will have every right to participate in that debate.
Until then, I would politely invite him to have the courtesy while a guest of this Congress to abide by the fundamental rules of diplomacy between civilized nations not to meddle in each other's domestic debates. CRO
Adapted from a speech given in the House Chamber, Washington, D.C. May 20, 2010
Rep. Tom McClintock is a Member of Congress representing California’s 4th Congressional district..
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