Rep. Gowdy: hot seat grilling thaws ICE’s Morton

2,600 illegal alien prisoners, convicted felons have already been released

The shameful release of Level 1 — highest risk — aggravated felons being blamed on the sequestration was more than U.S. Rep Trey Gowdy could handle.  Here the South Carolina Republican uses his skills honed as a federal prosecutor to eviscerate U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) director John Morton, remarking that it looked like a “political determination, not a monetary determination,” as part of the sequester campaign’s “strategy to get the public fired up.”

Recidivist drunk drivers — potential killers of innocents — convicted drug and sex offenders, thieves, gang members, and other criminals, whose releases jeopardize public safety,  were freed onto American streets, in anticipation of sequestration budget cuts.  No effort was made to notify victims, governors, sheriffs or U.S. Attorneys. Several criminals have already been rearrested. 

In Arizona, the numbers of illegal aliens released from custody, varies wildly. Last month Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, who reported that more than 500 inmates were released in his county alone, put Obama’s political ploy in proper perspective. “President Obama would never release 500 criminal illegals to the streets of his hometown, yet he has no problem with releasing them in Arizona. The safety of the public is threatened and the rule of law discarded as a political tactic in this sequester battle,” he said.

Rep. Gowdy, who serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security for the Judiciary Committee, deserves our thanks. Whereas many other members of Congress do their best to conceal their party affiliations on their office websites, Rep. Gowdy describes his “resolute commitment to the conservative principles” in the first paragraph of his bio. You might want to give his DC office a call: (202) 225-6030. Trey Gowdy isn’t an Arizona representative but he certainly represents our interests.

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14 Responses to Rep. Gowdy: hot seat grilling thaws ICE’s Morton

  1. patriotmom says:

    Pushback against Nobama’s policies is necessary from citizens as well as elected officials. The low information voter won’t care about this until they or a loved one is harmed by an illegal. The coming amnesty, if not stopped, will bury not only the GOP, but American culture as we know it.

  2. eubykdisop says:

    “Trey Gowdy is a Fast and Furious Rock Star”

    I see a potential Conservative presidential candidate, regardless of who the Republican “establishment” chooses to run!

    • Sgt. Preston says:

      Many of our GOP establishment selectees have left a lot to be desired: Bob Dole, John McAwful, and now another Bush? Forget it! Gowdy appears slight but stands tall and clearly no one pushes him around. Can you imagine him campaigning as McCain did, giving aid and comfort to Obama at every turn? Gowdy is a force to be reckoned with.

  3. eubykdisop says:

    Sgt. Preston wrote: “Can you imagine him campaigning as McCain did, giving aid and comfort to Obama at every turn?”

    Here is what Rep. Gowdy gives to B. Hussein Obama:

    “Abuses of the Obama Administration – Congressman Trey Gowdy”

    THAT is what a Conservative Republican looks like and sounds like!

    • LD 7 PC says:

      euby,
      Congressman Trey Gowdy sure doesn’t sound like the McWimpmeister, Obama’s Apologist in Chief. We need a fighter. We need a true constitutional conservative. We need a person of integrity and principles and one who will ensure our country is not turned over to the left. As it is, we are already well on our way to becoming Greece.

      • eubykdisop says:

        Hi, LD 7 PC! :-)

        You’ve got that right! Obama has been fully cooperating with the plans stated by Osama Bin Laden to bankrupt America and McCain is a senile tool of the Liberal left who was brainwashed by the Commies while a POW in Viet Nam.

  4. Dennis O'Brien says:

    In 2009, Gowdy announced that he would challenge incumbent Republican U.S. Congressman Bob Inglis in the Republican primary for South Carolina’s 4th Congressional District.

    Inglis, was a darling of the American Conservative union which gave him a 93% lifetime rating. But he so angered the state’s conservatives with his support of Cap and Trade as a result of his belief that global warming is man made, that he had to deal with five Republican challengers. Trey Gowdy was one of them. In the June 2010 primary, Gowdy ranked first getting 39% of the vote, short of the 50% majority threshold to win outright. In the runoff election, Gowdy hammered Inglis 70%-30%. Gowdy went on to overwhelm the Democrat 63%-29%. Gowdy’s obviously got what it takes to get his message out.

    • eubykdisop says:

      Good stuff, Dennis!

      • PeeJay says:

        Euby is right-on again, “McCain is a senile tool of the Liberal left who was brainwashed by the Commies while a POW in Viet Nam.”
        McCain is undeniably the Manchurian Candidate from the first movie featuring Frank Sinatra, not the more recent, silly, Hollywood blow-em-up, Special Effects, Manchurian Candidate that obscures the real brainwashing issue we have on our hands with McAmnesty.

      • eubykdisop says:

        Hi, PeeJay, and thank you! :-)

  5. Ellsworth says:

    Here in Arizona, Jeff the Flake boogied on Cap and Trade also. He was one of only TWO Republicans who didn’t vote on this liberal fiasco, stretching the truth about his daughter’s appearance in a beauty contest that he couldn’t miss. Turns out she never made it to the beauty competition, but was competing in the talent portion — on a DIFFERENT DAY. Was he taken out as the good people of South Carolina did with Bob Inglis? No. The creepy ever grinning Liartarian got a senate seat as a reward for his deceit.
    The votes are here. Republican names are italicized:
    http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll477.xml

    • eubykdisop says:

      Yeah, Flake is a flake! With so many in Arizona opposed to what Flake and McCain support, I seriously question the integrity of our elections in this state. Just look at how AG Horne has had to argue before SCOTUS regarding the Prop 200 requirement for PROOF of citizenship to vote in Arizona! And that is only one avenue for voting fraud!

  6. Realist says:

    This is the first I’ve heard of Rep. Trey Gowdy. Evidently, the media has done a good job of keeping him under wraps. I wonder how many more are like him and why in the world don’t we have someone like him representing Arizona? We are known as a conservative state. We trounced obama in the general election. Yet the best we can do are Senators like McShame and McFlake? HEAVEN HELP US!!!!
    At least we have Rep. Franks and Schweikert. Although Schweikert has had plenty of air time on the budget, he needs to take some pointers from Gowdy. I haven’t heard from Trent Franks for awhile. Maybe he’s laying the ground-work to take over McShame’s seat. Now… there’s something that could improve our conservative reputation.!

    • eubykdisop says:

      I think that the Republican establishment is more interested in keeping Rep. Gowdy under wraps than are the media! He cuts through all of the hype, spin and double talk and articulates what the American people are thinking. That blows the game of Republican establishment propaganda machine!

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