King Statement on Democratic Leadership’s Intelligence Authorization Bill
September 28, 2010
Bill represents another missed opportunity to have the most robust and effective intelligence and counterterrorism programs
Today, U.S. Rep. Peter T. King (R-NY), Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security, issued the following statement on H.R. 2701, the Intelligence Authorization Act for FY 2010:
“The bill that Speaker Pelosi has decided to push is deficient in many respects. The Democrats’ failure to address a number of critical security matters in this bill amounts to negligence on their part. Notably, this bill fails to ensure that Guantanamo terrorists stay at Guantanamo and out of the U.S. This bill fails to mandate that terrorists such as Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the admitted mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, be tried by a military commission. This bill fails to prohibit the issuance of Miranda warnings to foreign terrorists.
“This bill represents yet another missed opportunity for this Democratic-led Congress to take action to ensure we have the most robust and effective intelligence and counterterrorism programs to protect American lives.”