"Right-wing effort to embarrass Murtha fails."
The Crypt reports:
House Republicans sought to rebuke Rep. John P. Murtha (D-Pa.) Friday night for his actions while presiding over the chamber earlier in the day. [...]
Sitting in the chair, Murtha overruled GOP requests for a recorded vote to approve the previous day’s record despite an overwhelming majority of Republicans in the chamber, even though rules dictate the party with the majority can force a vote. [...]
Republicans, still fuming over the contested vote, were upset all day that Democratic leaders chose Murtha to preside over the House, given his reputation as a hardball politician who once threatened a Michigan Republican on the House floor.