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House Proceeding 02-02-10 on Feb 3rd, 2010 :: 1:16:50 to 1:20:55
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Phil Gingrey

1:16:46 to 1:17:08( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: them annemy, what are we doing? thank you, judge. and i want to thank mr. carter for introducing two pieces of legislation. i hope he'll discuss that with our members tonight in regard to both the whistle blower

Phil Gingrey

1:16:50 to 1:20:55( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Phil Gingrey

Phil Gingrey

1:17:09 to 1:17:29( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: protection enhancement act, h.r. 4267, is the number of that bill, mr. speaker, and then the other one, equally important, are the fort hood families benefits protection act, h.r. 4088, i know judge carter, representative carter, will talk about that, as a great member

Phil Gingrey

1:17:30 to 1:17:50( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: who is actually co-chairman of the house army caucus. so, this is a labor of love on the part of this member, mr. speaker, and i can understand how upset he must be, as we all

Phil Gingrey

1:17:51 to 1:18:11( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: are, regarding this 50-page report here again, i mean, distinguished co-chairs, the former army secretary, the former chief of naval operations , who were charged by our secretary of defense, secretary gates, to, in a very kindly manner, to produce this 50-page

Phil Gingrey

1:18:12 to 1:18:33( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: report. but, you know, mr. speaker, this report again is not -- not a word in there in regard to terrorism, islamic extremism. it's -- i don't know whether they scrubbed it before they did the report or they scrubbed it

Phil Gingrey

1:18:34 to 1:18:54( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: after they did the report, but it's so disappointing to see that, you know, you spend all that time saying, well, you know, maybee need to stream line the way the sergeant talks to the lieutenant and the lieutenant talks to the captain and the captain talks to the major and the majors talk to the

Phil Gingrey

1:18:55 to 1:19:17( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: colonels and lieutenant colonels and then finally we get the information to the generals and to the admirals. you know, that's all well and good, but it's almost like a deliberate attempt to miss the point. the point is, as judge carter has pointed out, mr. speaker, is

Phil Gingrey

1:19:18 to 1:19:41( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: that we are dealing with an individual, in the case of major hasan, that is a terrorist. he has been radicalized, the judge has pointed out that there was information even from his time in the army medical school that he made radical statements. i mentioned just a second ago

Phil Gingrey

1:19:42 to 1:20:05( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: that he was quoted as saying that shari'a law should trump our constitution. well, you know, when you're commissioned as an officer in the military, when you enlist in the military you make a ledge -- pledge of fidelity to this country and so, you know, the warning sign was there.

Phil Gingrey

1:20:06 to 1:20:27( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: i will go back to the time, mr. speaker, when john and i, representative carter, judge carter and i, were members in the 108th congress, and the 9/11 issue had occurred shortly before we got here and the families of ose victims, over 3,000, insisted that we form a commission, a 9/11 commission,

Phil Gingrey

1:20:28 to 1:20:48( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: and we really look into this. i mean, quite honestly president bush at the time was a little reluctant, felt like the department of homeland security and the c.i.a. and the mitary intelligence could do all that, but in any regard, a commission was formed and weere told by the commissioners that this was a problem in regard to islamic

Phil Gingrey

1:20:49 to 1:20:56( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: extremism and we need to do somethin about it and to then come along with this report that

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