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Turner’s sworn into office; learns about house protocal (the hard way)

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Newly elected Rep. Bob Turner (R–Marine Park) made his first gaffe in Congress the fist time he opened his mouth — addressing the entire House of Representatives before Speaker John Boehner (R–Ohio) acknowledged his presence.

Once Rep. Charlie Rangel (D–Harlem) introduced Turner to the Speaker, the former television executive went right into a brief speech. He had gotten about a half dozen words out before Boehner, who was seated behind him, loudly corrected him down for not following protocol.

“The Gentleman from New York, Mr. Turner, is recognized,” Boehner belted out, cutting Turner off mid-sentence.

Knocked off his game, Turner paused and looked back at Boehner as laughter rumbled through the House chamber.

“Now?” he asked Boehner, awaiting the Speaker’s approval. When Boehner gave him the nod, he went on.

“It is with true humility that I accept this awesome responsibi­lity,” Turner said in his remarks. “And I pledge not to forget how I got here. It was truly a bipartisan election. That’s the only way it can be done in New York City.”

Turner, a Republican, bested Democrat Assemblyman David Weprin by getting 54 percent of the vote in heavily Democratic — although right-leaning — district that includes Midwood, Sheepshead Bay, Marine Park, Gerritsen Beach and Bergen Beach. Turner trounced Weprin on the Brooklyn side of the bi-borough district as he scooped up the seat left behind by sexting scandal-scarred Rep. Anthony Weiner.

Turner focused his campaign on President Obama’s performance and the Commander In Chief’s belief that Israel should give some of its land back to the Palestinians — chords that resonated with the district’s Jewish residents.

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Samuel John from 89-11-63rd Drive says:
Hon.Bob Turner
159-49 Cross Bay Blvd.
Howard Beach,N.Y 11414

October 11,2011

Dear Congressman Turner:

I wrote to your honor requesting visa a temporary stay, the consular office in New Delhi has denied visa
telling lies that Mrs.Rita Das overstayed Mrs.Rita Das never over stayed I paid 26 federal Plaza fees for
a extension of visa which was granted and she and her daughter Ms.Nancy left in 1998 before her visa extension expired.Mr.Anthony Wiener office asked me submit the date she goes for interview but Mr.Wiener resigned.Your honor assistance will be
greatly appreciated.Thank you.



89-11-63rd Drive,New York 11374
Rego Park,New York 11374
Oct. 11, 2011, 12:16 pm
Samuel John from 89-11-63rd Drive says:
Dear Congressman Turner:

I am requesting assistance for my sister Mrs.Rita Das visa who visted me 1998 and left for India before her visa extension expired.Thank You

Samuel John

89-11-63rd Drive,Rego Park
Queens,New York 11374
Oct. 11, 2011, 12:21 pm

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