Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Bob Menendez, D-N.J., drafted a resolution honoring the late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher that omitted several passages that Republicans have sought, including praise for her statement that “all attempts to destroy democracy by terrorism will fail.”
Republicans and Democrats have been exchanging edits to the resolution since last week. “Whereas Baroness Margaret Thatcher in 1984 survived an assassination attempt by the Irish Republican Army in Brighton, United Kingdom, and declared that ‘all attempts to destroy democracy by terrorism will fail”’ says one point in the Republican version of the resolution.
Menendez drafted an alternative resolution today that makes no mention of the assassination attempt or Thatcher’s response to that terrorist attack. Read more via Beltway Confidential...
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