Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) took to the House floor this morning to call for Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s head, touting a privileged resolution demanding everything from a formal apology to the names of every individual who has accompanied the under-fire sportsman to hunting grounds with a rock sporting the name “Niggerhead.”
The strongly worded proposal runs through most of the details of the hunting camp as laid out earlier this week by the Washington Post.
Jackson then goes a step further, by requesting:
• Perry apologize for the name of his retreat;
• all GOP presidential hopefuls condemn it as well;
• Perry flatly denounce the term (then, now and forever); and,
• the governor identify “all lawmakers, friends, and financial supporters he took with him on his hunting trips.”
To no one’s surprise, House leaders shot down Jackson’s largely symbolic gesture. But a Jackson aide predicted he’ll make another play for a floor vote around 2 p.m.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.