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Mr. Jackson Goes to Washington

7/8/2009 10:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Not all congressmen feel like Rep. Peter King -- and yesterday in D.C., a group of Democratic reps showed their support for a House resolution honoring Michael Jackson.

Congressmen Peter King: Click to watch
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee
, who spoke at yesterday's memorial, is pushing for a measure which would recognize Jackson as a "global humanitarian and a noted leader."

Jim McDermott
(D-WA), John Lewis (D-GA) and Shelley Berkley (D-NV) are in -- with Lewis making a point to call King's comments "out of line" and "unnecessary."

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maggie    

I like Michael Jackson as much as the next guy, but I still think there's always time for a bit of Uk Parkour, especially in my home town of Sheffield, where Michael Jackson never visited:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TpCHc3yufQ

enjoy!

1879 days ago
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Kooky Fan    

BLACK RAGE

1879 days ago
3.

Ho    

Unnecessary..? Like the moment of silence in Washington for him? As if someone who was doing wonderfully good things for the World had passed.

1879 days ago
4.

Winze    

Jackson was an entertainer. A good entertainer. But just an entertainer. Congress should stop wasting their time on this and get back to getting the economy again.

1879 days ago
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fluffy    

way to go Shiela give em hell in Washington he deserves so much more he did bring the blacks and whites together more and changed the music industry .

1879 days ago
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slt    

Yay! I know his charitable works were very important to him and it's nice to see him get some recognition for that.

1879 days ago
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DeeAnn    

OK. MJ was a fantastic song and dance man in his day but come on.........9-11 didn't even have this much coverage.

There are soldiers dying at this very moment in the mideast - and not one of these polticians even care to commemorate their deaths. I don't consider him a great humanitarian nor a great leader. The people he lead were his fans - and what exactly did he do humanitarian-wise except donate a little money?

There has been enough praise and adoration already. There is other news to cover, there are other people who died....

Leave it alone, let the poor guy rest in peace. King was not right in what he said, but he has a right to say it.

1879 days ago
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pkayh    

Congress is going to debate the resolution on Michael Jackson? They can't even read and debate the real
legislation they pass. Why not honor the real heroes in the Army, Navy, Air Force and the Marines.

1879 days ago
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tom terrific    

Mentally ill, drug addicted, accused of child molestation. It sounds like he will fit right in with the Washington gang.

1879 days ago
10.

agnieszka    

YAAAAAAY!!!!!

Good.

Michael deserves the best..
So go to hell, pete king.

1879 days ago
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SHANNON MOAKLEY    

THAT BERKELEY IS BUTT UGLY!!! BTW -- MICHAEL JACKSON ISN'T UP HERE IN HEAVEN!!! HIS VOICE TOUCHED MANY LIVES AND HIS HANDS TOUCHED MANY LITTLE BOYS!!!

1879 days ago
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Casey    

When Congress starts passing resolutions in favor of child rape, we've got a problem. Man, this is a wake up call.

1879 days ago
13.

HumanNature    

MICHAEL JACKSON GAVE SO MUCH TO THE WORLD!!!!! HE DESERVE IT!!!!

1879 days ago
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sweetiepie    

Do you really think that if MJ wasn't the man who bridged the gap between black and white that you would have Obama as president? He was a humanitarian, a daddy, a son, a human.. and he deserves to be recognized.. just like any other citizen.. the congressman was way outta line.. just as if he had said something racist against african americans, jewish or homosexuals.. he should be made to apologize.. plain and simple.. RIP MJ...

1879 days ago
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tom terrific    

Can we give him a federal holiday also?

1879 days ago
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