A member of the Senate, known for his hot temper and acid tongue, explodes one day in mid session.
He begins to shout, “Half of this Senate is made up of cowards and corrupt politicians!”
All the other Senators plead to the angry member that he withdraw his statement, or be removed from the remainder of the session.
After a long pause, the angry member accepted.
“Ok” he said, “I withdraw what I said. Now I will go on the record and state that half of this Senate is NOT made up of cowards and corrupt politicians!”