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Rep. Cravaack got Schooled by Lee Baca

14 March 2011 General 3 Comments Email This Post Email This Post

Rep. Chip Cravaack (R-MN) continued on the theme that Reps. Peter King (R-NY) Frank Wolf (R-VA) started on earlier today at King’s hearings on the “Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and that Community’s Response” by attacking the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

But Cravaack upped the rhetorical ante a bit, referring to CAIR as “basically… a terrorist organization” and asking Los Angeles County Sheriff Leroy Baca — hypothetically — if he would continue to work with CAIR if he “knew that CAIR was a terrorist organization sponsored by Hamas.”

“Let me answer this way,” Baca said in response to the accusations, “if the FBI has something to charge CAIR with, bring those charges forward and try them in court and deal with it that way.”

“There is a reality that in my culture as a police officer that you have facts and you have a crime, deal with it,” said Baca, who was called as a witness by Democrats on the committee.

“We don’t play around with criminals in my world,” Baca said. “If CAIR is an organization that’s a, quote, ‘criminal organization,’ prosecute them, hold them accountable, and bring them to trial.”

Original post: Rep. Cravaack got Schooled by Lee Baca


  1. Good job, Sheriff Baca!

    Hypothetically, if the GOP were a terrorist organization, would Rep. Cravaack turn himself into the FBI?

    Peter King has ALREADY expressed support for the terrorist IRA, so this is not treally a hypothetical.

  2. Among the witnesses at the hearings last week, Sheriff Baca stood out as the most rational and professional. He put Rep. King and Cravaack in their place by not stooping to the same vulgar level of those who keep promoting these vicious stereotypes.

  3. That’s nice! Here i see that someone is going to turn himself into FBI next time. @ Baca! Keep it coming please, let them investigate

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