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Afghanistan Town Hall

This past week, Congressman Andy Kim travelled on a fact-finding mission to Turkey and Afghanistan. Along with several of his colleagues from both parties, he is working to find ways to end this eighteen year conflict. Prior to being elected…
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Saxton Triggers lockdown in DC

So all hell broke loose in DC today when someone reported shots fired in the Rayburn Parking Garage area.

Tactical teams wearing flak jackets and police sniffer dogs swarmed through several US Congress buildings after an erroneous report of gunfire forced a lockdown of the sprawling Capitol office complex.

This later turned out to be false alarm caused by construction, which apparently was triggered by none other than NJ’s Congressman from the 3rd District, Jim Saxton

“I heard what I thought to be between six and ten shots,” the Republican lawmaker said.

“It sounded exactly like gunfire to me. It was not of a backfire nature. It was the sharp crack as comes out of a weapon.”

So what does a sitting Congressman do when he sets off total panic in the nations capitol?  Does he apologize.  Not exactly…

Saxton, without apologizing for the mayhem his report unleashed, told Fox television that the silver lining in the whole episode was that it gave Capitol Police a chance to shine.

“It showed how prepared the Capitol Hill police are to respond to these kinds of events, and not only the Capitol Police, but the
FBI and the other investigators and scientists who were here trying to discover what happened throughout the day,” he said.

“It was a great testament to a lot of people who were highly trained and very capable of taking care of the situation,” said Saxton.

Oops. I wonder how much they’ll have to borrow from China to pay for this “good practice” because we know they wont how much they love those “targeted” tax cuts.  Yet another reason to support Rich Sexton for Congress