Congress Launches Maryland Surveillance Witch Hunt

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Maryland Democratic members of Congress have totally politicized the recently uncovered spying by the state police of peace advocates by kicking off a national witch hunt backed by their Congressional colleagues. 

In an attempt to cash in on the fact that the surveillance was conducted during the term of former Republican Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., Sen. Ben Cardin and Rep. Isaiah Cummings have taken it to the federal level!

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According to News Channel 8, Mississippi Democratic Congressman Bennie Thompson, the chairman of the House committee that oversees the Department of Homeland Security,  has sent a letter to the department asking for it to reveal what it knows about Maryland State Police surveillance of war protesters and death-penalty opponents.

The letter also want the department to give it an accounting of any federal homeland security funds that go to the Maryland State Police. 

Despite the Superintendent of the State Police and Ehrlich both saying the the former governor knew nothing of the surveillance, and despite the fact that a state investigation is already scheduled to take place, Democrats are obviously trying to hurt Ehrlich because they see him as a possible threat to currently unpopular Gov. Martin O’Malley — in 2010!

It’s ironic that Thompson, who some like Lou Dobbs charge is soft on illegal immigration, has now become the stalwart for individual freedoms. We wonder if Thompson would have been as quick to fire off his letter to Homeland Security if Maryland had had a Democratic governor in office during the time of the spying? 

What do you think? 

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