Tom Reed’s True Record on (NOT) Keeping America Safe
Before his ill-advised vote to shut down the Department of Homeland Security, six of his fellow New York House Republicans released a statement urging Reed to treat the threat from ISIS seriously, stating:
“ ...DHS is critical to our national security – ISIS is a real threat to America, and we must provide full funding to keep New York and our country safe. We urge the rest of our colleagues to join us in supporting legislation to fund DHS. ”
Furthermore, in an interview with ABC News' Martha Raddatz , Congressman Peter King, a Republican from Long Island and former Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, called those members who supported defunding the Department of Homeland Security, "self-righteous and delusional” and labeled the move “absolutely irresponsible.”
Now Congressman King is asking his colleagues to join him in closing the loophole that allows suspected terrorists to legally purchase weapons in the United States. Once again, current Congressman Tom Reed is refusing to support this common sense measure that both Democrats and Republicans agree is key in our fight against terrorism.
Navy Reserve Commander John Plumb, a fourth generation Western New Yorker and national security expert, said in response: “Tom Reed has been reckless with our national security, and even his Republican colleagues agree. He has proven time and again that he is absolutely irresponsible and has failed to recognize that ISIS is a real threat to the safety of New Yorkers and all Americans. From my time beneath the waves with the Navy submarine force, to the Pentagon, and now commanding a Navy Reserve Maritime Operations detachment, I’ve taken an oath to protect and defend our country - but unlike Tom Reed, I will never turn my back on that promise.”
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