Massachusetts Democrat congressman Richard Neal, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, is playing right-hand man to Jerry Nadler on politically-motivated House investigations against President Donald Trump.
Neal is a political apparatchik, as evidenced by bombshell quotes from the archive that Big League Politics has discovered.
Neal disparaged President Bush in a politically-motivated attack in which he said Bill Clinton would have done a better job. Neal made these disturbing comments a full two days after the 9/11 jihadi terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, according to a buried passage in the Boston Herald.
The Boston Herald reported on September 14: “Two prominent (Massachusetts) Democrats questioned President Bush’s leadership style yesterday, cracking the veneer of bipartisan unity Congress has shown in the wake of the twin terrorist attacks. ‘It’s not a question of what he’s saying,’ said U.S. Rep. Richard Neal (D-Springfield). ‘The content is fine. But the blandness with which it is delivered has caused considerable reaction.’ U.S. Rep. Martin T. Meehan (D-Lowell) scoffed at reports Air Force One was targeted by terrorists – the reason Bush aides have put forth to explain why the president delayed his return to Washington after Tuesday’s attack on the Pentagon. ‘I don’t buy the notion Air Force One was a target,’ said Meehan. ‘That’s just PR. That’s just spin.'”
Neal launched into a detailed attack on Bush in his conversation with Boston Herald reporter Andrew Miga
“In politics you have to use imagery to send a message to people. Leadership delineates the difference between a town manager and a president. A president should know how to use imagery, symbolism to lead.”
“If President Clinton had a better moment than he did in that hangar in Oklahoma City, I never saw it. He lifted the spirits of an entire nation that day. That’s what a president does. He provides comfort. And he finds a way to inspire people, to lift them up as well.”
Here is what a concerned citizen who used to be one of Neal’s constituents told Big League Politics.
“It’s bad enough to see Neal not tell Pelosi it is inappropriate to subpoena tax returns without true cause. But he is not that type of leader to show independence. He is a partisan Democrat and a Clinton toady. I will never forget what he said about Bush after the Sept. 11 attacks. It was telling of his partisanship.”
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