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Summary of Meeting with Representative Brad Miller (D-NC)
From the Government Accountability Project (GAP)
A group of concerned citizens gathered at a house party in Raleigh, North Carolina, on the third anniversary of the Downing Street Minutes meeting. Out of that meeting was formed the Government Accountability Project (GAP). Five members of GAP, all constituents of Representative Brad Miller (D-NC), met with him on August 17th to discuss his positions on the war in Iraq and specifically to ask him to sign Barbara Lee’s Resolution of Inquiry.
Rep. Miller has expressed early and continued concern over our involvement in Iraq and the intelligence that led us there. Last year he co-sponsored a resolution initiated by Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) calling for a House investigation of that intelligence. Rep. Miller has since asked Rep. Waxman to reintroduce this resolution and he promised our group that he would pursue this with him again.
Rep. Miller seemed to agree with our priorities ideologically but appeared reluctant to take a leadership role on these issues or to seem at odds with the middle ground of the Democratic Party. Several times he expressed discomfort with various resolutions that have been introduced, complaining that while their positions may be worthy of support, their “shrill, partisan language