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DeMint on Honduran coup: It was ‘no more a coup than…Al Franken’s election to the Senate.’

By Guest Contributor on July 7, 2009 at 5:55 pm

"DeMint on Honduran coup: It was ‘no more a coup than…Al Franken’s election to the Senate.’"

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Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) today defended Honduran President Manuel Zelaya’s recent removal from office by the Honduran military. In the course of defending the military coup, DeMint attacked President Obama for having what he called an “ad hoc and personalized foreign policy that seems less about supporting the rule of law than it is about supporting particular rulers.” Zelaya’s “removal from office was no more a coup than was Gerald Ford’s ascendence to the Oval Office or our newest colleague Al Franken’s election to the Senate,” DeMint claimed. Watch it:

DeMint seems to have missed the part where Franken was sworn in to office after a lengthy court battle that involved neither the “illegal military intervention” nor forced deportation. Further, despite Zelaya’s faults, his undemocratic removal from office has been roundly denounced by the international community and President Obama has said that the coup threatens to establish a “terrible precedent” for the future of Latin American democracy.

Ben Bergmann

Update

Rush Limbaugh recently said of the Honduran military coup: “The coup was what many of you wish would happen here, without the military.”

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