Friday, June 16, 2006

Do Bob Corker, Van Hilleary, and Ed Bryant Support Amnesty For Terrorists That Kill American Troops?

Do Bob Corker, Van Hilleary and Ed Bryant support amnesty for terrorists who kill our brave men and women on the battle grounds of war?

Well, that appears to be the case.

Yesterday, Congressman Ford issued a release that wholehartedly condemned the amnesty policy and urged his Republican opponents to join him in calling on President Bush to end this policy.

However, as of right now, Corker, Hilleary, and Bryant have said nothing about the policy. Not one word.

Yet, they can still issue attacks left and right on Congressman Ford and debate over issues like who is the most conservative and who is running last in the primary. It really is a shame.

Tennesseeans, and all Americans for that matter, deserve elected officials who will stand up to the terrorists that threaten our country and do not condone actions like killing our troops.

Harold Ford Jr. has already expressed his extreme displeasure of the policy.

Why can't Corker, Hilleary, and Bryant do the same?

Either they support the policy or their are too afraid to join Ford in condemning the policy, afraid that they will look as though they are agreeing with him on the issue, thus losing political points. In either case, they are wrong both in a strategical and a moral sense. Protecting our nation and our troops should be common sense and non-political.

Harold Ford Jr. represents strong, new leadership that will not back down to the terrorists and that will defend our country at all costs.

Simply put, he is just what our state and nation needs.

163 Days

Days of Congressional Inaction on Ethics

Above is the number of days that have passed since Jack Abramoff pleaded guilty to bribing Congressman.

It is also the number of days in which Congress has failed to pass an ethics reform bill that would limit private travel, ski and golf junkets, and would call for a full disclosure of expenses by lobbyists on members of Congress.

It is time for Congress to step up and pass an ethics reform bill that would do all of the above. In addition, it is time to end the pork barrel spending system as we know it and establish an independent ethics commission that would review ethics complaints against members of Congress.

I am proud Congressman Harold Ford Jr. is fighting for that reform!

Read Congressman Ford's call for reform of the House rules here!