I don’t normally pay much attention to Betty McCollum, the Congressional Representative of Minnesota’s 4th District because I live in the 6th District (where Michelle Bachmann is currently grinding her rival Tarryl Clarke into oblivion) and because McCollum has traditionally been thought of as a ‘fixture’ in the traditionally Democratic 4th District.
But this year in Minnesota, as in the rest of the nation, the electorate is shifting, so people are finally paying attention to Ms. McCollum. A recent video I think defines the kind of person she is. In a recent debate before the League of Women Voters. When asked by the moderator the question, “What should the cost be to re-build Iraq and Afghanistan?” McCollum gave as part of her response this strange statement – “Al Qaeda no longer poses a threat to the United States”
It can be seen in the video below at around 1:44:
This statement is astounding. With the recent arrests, parts of Europe on high alert, travel warnings being issued to Americans and recently released statements by the leaders of Al Qaeda threatening the West it is unbelievable that a sitting Congressperson would make such a foolish statement.
Such ignorance is not only unacceptable, it’s dangerous. McCollum needs to go – time to vote for Teresa Collett.