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Thu Apr 25, 2013, 06:44 AM

Republican senators demand hearings on Boston Marathon

Two Republican senators are demanding congressional hearings to examine whether U.S. intelligence officials could have prevented the attacks on the Boston Marathon.

Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., want the Senate Homeland Security Committee to find out if government agencies were able to communicate with each other sufficiently -- and if they didn't, whether properly sharing that information could have alerted authorities to Tamerlan Tsarnaev and possibly saved lives.

"We are requesting that the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hold a hearing as soon as possible to investigate whether our intelligence officials had information that could have prevented these attacks," McCain and Ayotte wrote Wednesday in a letter to Sen. Thomas Carper, D-Del, the committee's chairman.
"It does not appear that the money spent or the information sharing environment put into place after 9/11 were useful in apprehending the Tsarnaev brothers, specifically Tamerlan Tsarnaev," the two wrote.

The call for hearings is the latest escalation of an increasingly politicized conversation on Capitol Hill about the bombings that killed three people and injured scores more.



http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/04/24/17901253-republican-senators-demand-hearings-on-boston-marathon?gt1=43001







First question: Where were these two in 2001?


Second question (rhetorical): Will McCain ever get over 2008 and stop trying to nail anything he can on Obama?

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 06:50 AM

1. They just want to find out

if they too were complicit in the government plot.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 07:31 AM

2. Fuck the cons

And why did the Dems let them get ahead on calling for hearings?

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Thu Apr 25, 2013, 07:35 AM

3. The More She Hangs With The Boys...

...the more Ayotte's support erodes in her home state:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/24/kelly-ayottes-approval_n_3147834.html

WASHINGTON -- A new poll has New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R) down a total of 15 points from her previous approval rating in a survey that followed her vote against requiring background checks for firearms purchases.

Ayotte's plunge underscores the changing politics around gun control and gun safety. In years past, lawmakers worried that a vote for gun control would bring the anger of the National Rifle Association. In the new reality, votes against gun control also carry a political risk, as the Ayotte poll indicates.


I know Gramps and Little Linz have chubbies going about "terrerists" and see this as their next Benghazi. I'm just grateful that old coot was never elected...

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 07:39 AM

4. If he really was a CIA asset as Sibel Edmonds speculates, then they prob. said to the FBI to go away

Tamerlan seemed not to like them

Zubeidat and her husband Anzor Tsarnaev have claimed that their oldest son received a call from the FBI accusing him of the attack, to which he responded: 'That's your problem.'

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2312767/Tamerlan-Tsarnaeva-Boston-bomber-phoned-MOTHER-final-shoot-told-Mama-I-love-you.html

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