Alec Baldwin Foolishly Claims Larry Craig Voted to ‘Censor’ Barney Frank

If you needed any more evidence as to how little actor Alec Baldwin actually knows about politics, it was provided Saturday evening in the second sentence of his article at the Huffington Post (emphasis added):

"Even though [then Rep. Larry] Craig voted to censor Barney Frank for Frank's tryst with a male prostitute."

To begin with, Alec, the term is censure.

Adding insult to injury, a vote on censuring Frank never happened, for as reported by the New York Times on July 20, 1990 (emphasis added):

The House ethics committee voted today to recommend that Representative Barney Frank receive a formal reprimand from the House for his relationship with a male prostitute, Congressional officials said.

The committee's unanimous vote in a closed meeting ended months of deadlock among its 12 members over how harsh a punishment was appropriate, and the outcome was a stronger penalty than committee Democrats had wanted. One faction, led by Democrats, had pressed for a mild rebuke so the matter would not have to go to the full House. But some Republicans on the committee insisted on a stronger action, the officials said.

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Although a reprimand is stronger than many members of the committee had wanted, it is not considered as severe as a censure or expulsion from the House.

In the end, the House voted in favor of the reprimand by a margin of 408 to 18, meaning, Alec, that virtually every member in the chamber agreed with the reprimand.

Regardless, this is just another example of liberal Hollywoodans knowing absolutely nothing about civics, even less about history, but feeling that their position as actors gives them the right to say whatever they want, regardless of accuracy, with total impunity.

Stick to acting, Alec, for your knowledge of anything actually important to anyone other than yourself is abysmally lacking.

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.