Congressional Intelligence by Tom Reynolds
Colorado’s Diana DeGette, in her 13th term in Congress, has been appointed as a House Impeachment Manager.
In April 2013, DeGette was asked why she wanted to ban high-capacity magazines. First, she described them as “magazine clips”. Then she said, “These are ammunition, they’re bullets, so the people who have those now, they’re going to shoot them, so if you ban them in the future, the number of these high-capacity magazines is going to decrease dramatically over time because the bullets will have been shot and there won’t be any more available.”
Remember, she was being asked about the efficacy of banning high-capacity magazines. Apparently, DeGette’s expertise on guns does not include knowing that magazine are not clips, that magazines are not ammunition and that magazines can be reloaded with more bullets and reused multiple times.
To help spin that response, a DeGette spokeswoman issued a statement, “The congresswoman has been working on a high-capacity assault magazine ban for years and has been deeply involved in the issue; she simply misspoke in referring to ‘magazines’ when she should have referred to ‘clips,’ which cannot be reused because they don’t have a feeding mechanism.”
So, she “has been working on a high-capacity magazine ban for years and has been deeply involved in the issue”. So deeply involved that she does not know that clips can be reused as well. And remember, her staff would have vetted her remarks and apparently none of them knew what they are talking about, either.
In March of 2010, Admiral Robert Willard, the head of U.S. Pacific Command, was testifying before a congressional committee on stationing an addition 8,000 Marines on the island of Guam.
Eight term Congressman Hank Johnson commented, “My fear is that the whole island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize”.
Willard was able to maintain a straight face when he assured Johnson that Guam would not sink.
Five Term Congressman Eric Swalwell has been appointed a House Impeachment Manager. An alleged Chinese spy, who has fled back to China, was a fund raiser for Swalwell, placed an intern in his office and had a multi-year affair with him (and other politicians.)
Nancy Pelosi also appointed Swalwell to Homeland Security Committees. (If you are an American spy in China, don’t you feel comfortable that Swalwell and Pelosi have your back?)
Six term Senator Diane Feinstein employed a Chinese spy for nearly two decades as her chauffeur, a gofer in her office and a liaison to the Asian American community. (He certainly was successful in the latter duty.)
Feinstein’s office said she was mortified but refused other comment. Why should she comment? The NY Times, LA Times and Washington Post didn’t bother covering the story.