Why Do Republicans Continue to Block Recommendations of 9/11 Commission?

State Rep. Chuck DeVore referenced the weekend attacks in Scotland to warn about muslim extremists.  Rudy Giuliani continues to talk abut the dangerous world live in post 9/11 though he did little to follow anti-terrorism recommendations for NYC after the 1993 attack on the World Trade Center.  Mitt Romney talks about “double Gitmo” and John McCain goes on about the need to stay the course in Iraq. 

When will any Republican, in office or as a candidate, speak up and call for implementing the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission?  Below, you’ll find a comment from Speaker Nancy Pelosi.  

 

Pelosi: ‘We Cannot Wait Any Longer to Pass 9/11 Commission Recommendations’Washington, D.C. — Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today on the urgent need to pass legislation to implement the 9/11 Commission’s recommendations:

“As the incidents over the weekend in London and Glasgow demonstrate, we must do more protect Americans from terrorism.  To make our nation safer, we must pass legislation implementing the recommendations of the independent 9/11 Commission. 

“When Democrats took control of Congress in January, the first bill we passed H.R. 1, which implements the 9/11 Commission recommendations.  Six months later, despite strong bipartisan support, it has not become law because of Republican obstructionism.

“I urge Senate Republicans to stop blocking this vital legislation so we can pass it as our first order of business next week and put it on the President’s desk.  We cannot wait any longer.” 

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  1. July 3, 2007 at 7:05 am

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