In Case You Missed It This Week…1/21/2010
Ayotte Campaigns for Senator-Elect Brown
This week, Kelly campaigned for Senator-Elect Scott Brown in the Massachusetts Special Election for the open U.S. Senate seat. Over the weekend she joined Brown’s supporters and made phone calls at the New Hampshire GOP State Party. Kelly and many of her New Hampshire volunteers also went door to door in Massachusetts to help turn out Brown supporters and the enthusiasm for his message for fiscal responsibility and checks-and-balances in Washington was clearly resonating with voters.
“I want to congratulate Scott Brown for his historic victory. He will do an excellent job representing Massachusetts and our country. As I was going door to door in Dracut and making calls on his behalf I could feel the enthusiasm for his campaign. You could sense voters were fed up with the professional politicians in Washington. This should send a clear message to Democrats that their trillion dollar government takeover of health care and massive deficit spending is not supported by voters.”
Ayotte Op-Ed: Treat Terrorists As Terrorists
In case you missed it, be sure to read Kelly’s Op-Ed on Al Qaeda and terrorism that ran this week in Foster’s Daily Democrat.
There are two ways that we can deal with al Qaeda and its terror affiliates. We can acknowledge that a foreign enemy has declared war on us and that we must engage them as enemy combatants, or we can ignore everything we have learned since the 9/11 attacks and treat terrorism as a law enforcement issue and terrorists as mere criminals … If President Obama truly believed that we were at war, Abdulmutallab would be treated as an enemy combatant, not an ordinary criminal. Under existing legislation, which has been found to be constitutional by our Supreme Court, the Nigerian terrorist could have been held and questioned in military custody, and tried before a military commission. By failing to do so, the Administration has limited our ability to protect the nation, roll up terrorist networks, degrade their offensive capability, prevent future attacks, and save American lives ... I strongly believe we need to formulate a cohesive policy that recognizes that we are at war with a foreign enemy and end once and for all the pre-9/11 approach that left us vulnerable on that horrible day nine years ago.
Read the complete Op-Ed here.