Rep. Peter Hoeksta Immediately Politicizes Possible Terror Incident

Posted by | December 26, 2009 11:15 | Filed under: Top Stories

Peter Hoekstra, the ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, used the possible attempt by a passenger on a Delta flight from Amsterdam to Detroit to blow up the plane, to play politics. (via Think Progress)

The passenger is identified as Abdul Farouk Abdul Muttalab, who suffered severe burns in the incident, but is expected to survive.

“It’s not surprising,” U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra, a Holland Republican, said of the alleged terrorist attempt to blow up a Northwest Airlines flight in Detroit. … “People have got to start connecting the dots here and maybe this is the thing that will connect the dots for the Obama administration,” Hoekstra said. […]


Hoekstra hadn’t yet been briefed on the incident but said he is already calling or the Obama administration to meet with Intelligence Committee members to fully inform them about the alleged terrorism attempt at the Detroit airport.


And Hoesktra also rushed to define it as “a terrorist attack” on Twitter:


Pretty anxious to score political points, aren’t we?

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