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WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday abruptly blocked an effort by Houston Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee to have the House of Representatives pass a resolution honoring pop star Michael Jackson as an international humanitarian.
Pelosi’s reasoning: She didn’t want to open up a congressional debate on the seamier side of the pop icon’s life.
“I don’t think it’s necessary for us to have a resolution,” Pelosi said at her weekly news conference.