Hewitt: Dangerous Times 6-26-15

This last week in an appearance on Face the Nation with new host John Dickerson, House Intelligence chairman Devin Nunes told Dickerson that He believes, based on what he sees—and he sees about 99 percent of what the president sees—the U.S. is at greater risk of attack by foreign terrorists of Islamic State sympathizers than at any time in our history—including the days before 9/11.

The Democrats in Congress who are holding up the Department of Defense authorization bill and the Department’s appropriations bill have got to end this recklessness.

Senate Majority Leader McConnell must simply shut down the Senate until the Democrats do what is the first and most important job Congress: to protect and defend the United States. Put the final bill before the people and before the Senate, Mr. McConnell and hammer every day at the fecklessness of those who refuse to protect the country.

Accountability will follow but only if clarity precedes it. These are dangerous times. Obstructionists cannot be allowed to continue to injure the nation’s security.

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