Wednesday, August 25, 2010

This is my member of Congress again

It is frustrating to hear a member of Congress keep repeating things that are simply not true.  I've written before about Rep. Sue Myrick, who thinks terrorists come through Venezuela and then cross the Mexican border to attack us.  She is going around town repeating this and similar stories.

Myrick repeated what she wrote in a June 23 letter to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano: that Hezbollah has increased its cooperation with Central American drug cartels and poses a threat to security on the southern U.S. border.
Myrick said she worries about Iranians learning Spanish and slipping through the border.

Does is matter to her that even the Department of Homeland Security says she is wrong?  Apparently not.

But Homeland Security spokeswoman Amy Kudwa said Tuesday that, "At this time, DHS does not have any credible information on terrorist groups operating along the Southwest Border."

The frustrating thing is that people believe what members of Congress say, then go repeat them, thus further poisoning the debate over immigration reform (and even U.S.-Latin American relations).


boz 2:50 PM  

Heads up: Your member of Congress is writing in the Washington Times today.

Greg Weeks 3:12 PM  

Interesting. The problem is that I can't find anything about the case.

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