Congress is plodding along with business as usual this week, apparently impervious to the legitimate outrage that exists over the NY Times decision to out the existence of a secret anti-terrorism financial tracking program. Hugh Hewitt asks the proper question; “where’s the outrage?”
If what the Times Two did was dangerous to the nation’s security –and everyone from the president down is saying that– then where’s the Congressional debate over this irresponsibility?
Speaker Hastert and Majority Leader Frist need to get a sense of their body’s resolution drafted, debated and voted on this week.
It is hard to take a Congress seriously that doesn’t react to such actions in a time of war.
I completely agree. Why the hesitation to debate such a resolution? Does Congress not have a voice on this issue? As the elected representatives of the American people you would think Congress might want to weigh in on the NY Times decision to endanger the lives of congressional constituents and damage the ability of our government to wage the war on terrorism. This does not seem to be something that you need to wait for polling on…
UPDATE: J.D. Hayworth is calling on Dennis Hastert to revoke the NY Times congressional press credentials. In a letter to the Speaker Hayworth writes:
Times Editor Bill Keller called the decision to reveal the existence of the terrorist tracking program a “hard call,” but went ahead and made it anyway. We disagree. It was not a “hard call” – it was the wrong call and the Times should be penalized for it.
Why not go a step further and ask the Speaker to introduce a sense of the House resolution?
UPDATE 8:20 am Wed: GOP House Leadership to introduce resolution