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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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136.

SP    

This is what is wrong with Washington folks, they waste their time & OUR money on sh#t like this. And who is investigating to see if tax dollars were used to get these people to the memorial? Get these idiots out of office and save us some money fast.

1896 days ago
137.

EBird49    

Those of you not from Houston, Texas may not know what a media whore Shelia Jackson Lee is. I have no idea how she secured an invite to MJ's memorial. If there is a camera, she'll be there. Most people here think she is the biggest joke. Can't stand her.

1896 days ago
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Heather E.    

Something has to be done here about this~!!!!!!! Can't we the people sign a petition to have Michael Jackson recognized as a "global humanitarian and a noted leader?" He did so much for people, he deserves to be recognized for his kindness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is whats wrong with our world, we need more people like him!!!!

1896 days ago
139.

PORTAGENT    

DENIED, SPEAKER PELOSI JUST ENDED THIS STUPID WOMANS QUEST WITH ONE COMMENT TO THE MEDIA TODAY.
Now she can go back to showing up at peoples funerals (that she doesnt even know) to tell them how great she did and how she saved their Social Security check.

Queen Shelia is going down

1896 days ago
140.

A LAYWER FROM SPAIN    


As a LAWYER, I must say that MR. Michael Jackson wen througt court to face this accusation of child amonestations. The result after such a taught trials was to declarate non guilty or responsible of such a things. So as persons, democratics, civilizated we are he must be give back from society his right to stop with this. Any person who respects law, has to act and think like this. Non of us as received such acussations and I beliebe that MR. Michael Jackson`s children deserves aswell to be respected, as all this people is saying he was a pedophile, for free, can hurt incredibily to them now and in the future.
SO LETS STOP EVERYBODY TALKING FOR FREE AND DO GIVE SOME RESPECT TO A PERSON WHO WAS NOT DECLARATED GUILTY, IF THOSE CARE ABOUT KIDS GIVE RESPECTS TO HIS KIDS.MICHAEL JACKSON WAS A VERY VERY MUCH INVOLVED PERSON IN PAIN OF OTHERS, AND HE WAS A TRULY LEGEND THAT AMERICANS SHOULD BE SO MUCH PROUD OF. ME AS EUROPEAN I AM .
MR. Michael Jackson, REST IN PEACE

1896 days ago
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marie paul    

Michaels life and his many contributions to the World should be recognised, he has made me want to stand up and do something to help underpriveledged children and I'm sure many others will be wanting to follow his example, so I want to thank him for that and all the enjoyment he has brought me over my 50+ yrs. Lets applaud the fact that he was different!
Thankyou R.I.P. Marie from New Zealand

1896 days ago
142.

Lisa-Centereach    

No stamp for an alleged pedophile. Definitely a junkie. No drug addicts should be honored ever. Stamps should go to those who lost their lives for this country, not some NUT who lays down with little boys.

1896 days ago
143.

Kellie Moore    

166 what exactly did he do? I keep hearing these statements, but specifically what did he do in the last 15 years? Who did he help? The cancer patients he took advantage of?

I dont' even want my child to know who he is much less honor him!!!!! How do you raise a young boy to become a great man? By showing him examples of great men and this is who america is choosing? Forget for one mintue he is black. Now what has he done besdies make a great music video to deserve a congression honor!!! How do you think that makes our military feel, what about the mother and fathers who gave their childs lives for our country that aren't honored..........drugs, molestation, self mutalation( look what he did to his face) etc. this is what this man's reputation carries....I can't believe he woudl even be considered to be honored. Not to mention, this man was so selfish he took the risk to take all these prescription drugs w/ out consider the outcome and how they might effect his children. Great performer? To some, yes, Great person/father? Not.

Let him rest in peace and concentrate on something worth while!

1896 days ago
144.

Ren    

I am waiting for the people who FALSELY accused Michael of molestation to come out and confess ,the reason they did this is because thier meal ticket was ended. SHAME

1895 days ago
145.

MJ Fan    

WHITE PEOPLE CAN'T STAND TO SEE A BLACK MAN RECEIVE HONOR FOR WHAT HE HAS DONE. MICHAEL JACKSON WOULD DO TOURS AND DONATE THE MONEY TO CHARITIES. WHITE PEOPLE DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT MICHAEL DID BECAUSE HE GAVE A LOT OF MONEY TO AFRICA. WHY IS THAT BLACK PEOPLE HAVE RESPECTED HOW WHITE PEOPLE FELT ABOUT ELVIS EVEN THOUGH HE MOLESTED A LITTLE GIRL AND DIED OF A DRUG OVERDOSE. MICHAEL HAS BEEN RECOGNIZED BY THE GUINESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS FOR BEING A HUMANITARIAN. AS HIS RIGHTS AS AN AMERICAN HE IS INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY. ASSUMPTIONS AND SPECULATIONS ARE NOT A PART OF THE JUSTICE SYSTEM. WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT MICHAEL JACKSON WAS FOUND INNOCENT OF ALL CHARGES. GET OVER IT!!! HE IS A LEGEND AND HE IS AN ICON. I WOULD EXPECT A REPUBLICAN TO COMMENT ON HIS SUCCESS BECAUSE THEY DON'T LIKE BLACK PEOPLE ANY WAY. HOW MUCH MONEY HAS THAT CRACK HEAD BRITTANY SPEARS GIVEN TO CHARITY? HOW MUCH MONEY DID ELVIS DRUG ADDICTED ASS GIVE TO CHARITY? PLEASE PEOPLE MICHAEL DID MORE THAN JUST SING, HE TRIED TO CHANGE THE WORLD. THEY TREATED JESUS THE SAME WHY AS THEY WALKED HIM TO THE CROSS, BUT HE WAS WHO HE WAS AND NO MAN CAN DENY HIM THAT. I FEEL THE SAME WHY ABOUT MICHAEL. BY THE WAY HIS RECORD SALES ARE OFF THE CHAIN. YOU GO MICHAEL! R.I.P. KING OF POP AND AFRICAN AMERICAN LEADER

1892 days ago
146.

Buddy    

You know, i understand that Hitler also had a lot of good qualities-loved animals, had artistic skill, etc etc.

Let's honour Adolph while we're at it!

1892 days ago
147.

Jennifer    

Does anyone remember Michael Jackson being found NOT GUILTY?????????

Quit acting like you know what really happened. Michael Jackson contributed financially and with his time more than any of us could imagine doing ourselves. Michael Jackson should be honored for his contributions to the world.

1856 days ago
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