Monday, January 30, 2006

3 Reasons Chafee should not be backed by the Party

Chafee Statement on Judge Samuel Alito: “Judge Alito has outstanding legal credentials and an inspiring life story. However, I am greatly concerned about his philosophy on some important constitutional issues. In particular I carefully examined his record on Executive Power, women’s reproductive freedoms and the commerce clause of Article one, Section Eight of the Constitution. . . I am a pro-choice, pro-environment, pro-Bill of Rights Republican and I will be voting against this nomination.” (1/30/06)

Chafee Statement on Drilling In The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: “While the Department of Defense appropriations bill provides funding for many important defense related projects, all of which I am in strong and continuing support, the decision at the eleventh hour by the conference committee to include legislation allowing oil and gas drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is inappropriate,

Senator Chafee has met with senior officials of the CITGO Petroleum Corporation as well as representatives of Venezuela, including Ambassador Bernardo Alvarez, to advance discussions regarding the implementation of a heating assistance program for low-income Rhode Island residents. Cozying up to Chavez

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