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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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46.

Rachael    

I think the lady was there to tell people that he did not do these despicable things to young boys - because she reminded people he was found innocent of wrongdoing by a court of law, and that people in Wash DC represent the law of this country, elected to uphold the law...something like that - check videos online to hear for yourselves as to the exact words Ms. Lee said - I think she was saying that she spoke for the govt of this country/his country when she said he was innocent, so because of that, they want to honor his humanitarian efforts and so on. The man Mr. King was really way out of line when he said Michael was a pedophile etc, and I hope he gets called on what he said, like what happens to some of them when they speak out the side of their ass.

1903 days ago
47.

Sharon    

WOW !! Ignorance is bliss !!.........and there is ALOT out there/here when it comes to Michael Jackson. Funny how we haven't heard a word from anyone on this site and/or others in regards to the positives but all the negatives till he has left us but I guess that's how is goes. You are a nobody until you pass. Fortunately for Michael he only has to face one maker......remember him ??? I guess you all forgot how many trips and visits he made to our Armed forces........how many he entertained and fed......not one concert did he perform or one appearance did he not thank them. Yea that's what I thought, forgot about all those. Easily done when you are all so wrapped up into the National Enquirer .

1903 days ago
48.

Pam    

Michael was a great entertainer BUT please stop with all the recognition on awards. He was what he was!
Congress stay the hell out of it try doing something right in Congress and pass whats right for America, stay out of HOLLYWOOD -SERIOUSLY!! You all are making me sick.. RIP MJ - STOP with the race thing too THAT IS GETTING REAL OLD!!!

1903 days ago
49.

sky    

shut the hell up Winze on comment no.4! you have no idea what youre talking about. yeh michael was an entertainer but you fail to realise things he did for the poor, sick, homeless people in the world. he gave to charity. hes in the guiness book of world records for being the only artist to give to so many charities. you need to do youre damn research you narrow minded fat headed rascal.

as for sheila, you go girl, we're behind you on this one!

suck on it P King!

1903 days ago
50.

Ash    

Michael gave so much to the world. He was a true humanitarian. He deserves all the recognition he is getting and really desereved it when he was alive. It is such a shame that we have to lose something before we really appreciate what we had. Michael healed the world and made it a better place. He had the purest and best of intentions and those with the loudest voices ridiculed him for it. Why shouldn't someone who gave so much be recognized? Congress does this kind of stuff for people all the time so this is not new, it is just the first time YOU'RE hearing about it.

And for those of you who are worried about the "time it wastes" in congress, don't worry. A decision like this should be easy and take only a matter of seconds.

1903 days ago
51.

There is no such thing as reality tv    

34. How about a moment of silence for the members of the military who have been killed in the line of duty?? They are the true heroes in this country. They should be ashamed of themselves.

Posted at 10:42AM on Jul 8th 2009 by NY


I agree, and we should also have a moment of silence honoring slain fire and police workers. These people sacrificed their lives for us. What did MJ sacrifice for his country???

1903 days ago
52.

Chris    

This would be a fitting gesture for a humanitarian, a person who cared deeply for people and causes. Like him or not, you have to admit he had an impact on many.

1903 days ago
53.

dia    

43. forgot to say - Al Sharpton - inspiring but a bit misguided and inappropriate. I'm white in the UK but I could listen to him all day., not that I agree with him.

1903 days ago
54.

susan    

TMZ You were the 1st to report his death,how about be the 1st to report about his foundation that has helped so many children all over the world.I hever new had this until after he died,all you have to do is go there and read his quotes and poems to see what kind of man he was.Too bad the press so wants to say awful things about such a careing person.

1903 days ago
55.

enlightened    

I agree with this humanitarian step. Michael Jackson is in the World Book of Guiness for his charity efforts. He has donated to the most charities and has crossed racial lines. I commend him for this. He was a pure soul as Brooke had stated. It is those who are ignorant and shallow who do not see the truth in Michael Jackson. It is easier to be a follower and speak out of ignorance and not from the knowing.

1903 days ago
56.

Rebecca    

Regarding this issue, it doesn't matter if he molested children or not. He was not a politician, not a national hero, not worthy of Congress even thinking of such "honoring". He was a drug abuser. He was a damn good entertainer. I believe he was a good, caring and loving father. He was a charitable man. He was a worldwide icon. However, he is not material for such obsession and worship. Move on and worry about the things that are important to our country. He had his memorial and you all spoke there. I think more than honoring MJ at congress, they would all like another opportunity to get up and exhibit at the podium!

1903 days ago
57.

who gives a shit    

OH YEAH, LET'S GIVE HIM A HOLIDAY TOO! BULL, THIS IS ALL SHE HAS TO DO IN WASHINGTON??? SHE SHOULD RESIGN!! AND YEAH, OBAMA IS DOING SUCH A GREAT JOB! NOT! THIS COUNTRY IS GOING DOWN SO FAST IT ISN'T EVEN FUNNY!!

1903 days ago
58.

2010    

sheila jackson lee is a joke. exactly they kind of person we do NOT need in DC. this country has so many problems - don;t you think she and the others should spend their time doing something useful instead of latching on to the jackson family for publicity? jesse jackson is the same way - a total publicity whore. Also, Jackson Lee has not even gotten a resolution passed by congress yet she showed up with a prototype (mark up) of it in hand? tacky beyond belief - but i expect nothing less of her.

1903 days ago
59.

Shar    

WHO NEEDS THEM?
Passing a measure is a nice idea but is it really necessary? Mr. Jackson
determined his own worth as should we all. He IS a global humanatirian
and a noted leader...that truth doesn't need the involvement of government
at any level. It's like pointing to the sun and saying, "Oh, look, the sun is shining."

1903 days ago
60.

Champagne    

I agree with #55....AMEN to that....

1903 days ago
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