Progress Now reports that on Fox News Radio yesterday, Senator Wayne ‘Whiny’ Allard (R-CO) accused Senator Feingold of “[siding] with terrorists” for introducing legislation to censure the President. This cowardly statement – a blatant attempt to stifle a discussion of Bush’s illegal spying on Americans – deserves nothing less than a swift condemnation by every Senator. Bob Menendez and Frank Lautenberg need to strongly condemn these comments – not just to defend a colleague, but more importantly, the principles of democracy and open debate.
UPDATE: We have the audio now, thanks to AM 760 in Boulder.
Listen to Senator Allard:
“He has time and time again taken on the side of the terrorists that we are dealing with in this conflict.”
The Senate Majority Project points out that Whiney Allard is also a hypocrite:
Not so long ago, while Americans were serving in Yugoslavia, Allard was a war critic, voting against giving the president power to bring Slobodan Milosevic to justice and attacking the effort while troops were serving.
Allard Attacked Previous Administration for Attacking Slobodan Milosevic to Stop Brutal Campaign of Ethnic Cleansing
In March 1999, Allard strongly opposed NATO bombing missions in Serbian Yugoslavia, saying, â€œThe (Clinton) administration, as in past missions, has no long-term plan beyond the bombings, and unfortunately, in the end these bombing strikes will accomplish very little; in fact, they may even strengthen the hand of Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic.â€ Allard also explained that he did not support the U.S. involving itself in civil conflicts [Rocky Mountain News, 3/24/1999].