Staci Appel said she wouldn’t urge taking away passports from known American terrorists
Even those who have admitted involvement with ISIS.
Staci Appel said she wouldn’t urge taking away passports from known American terrorists Even those who have admitted involvement with ISIS.
Staci Appel said she wouldn’t urge taking away passports from known American terrorists
Even those who have admitted involvement with ISIS.

Former State Senator Staci Appel, the Democratic candidate in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District race, not only holds a “dangerous and ignorant” position on American terrorist passports, but it is one that is at odds with the Obama administration.

Today when Jeh Johnson, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, testified before the House Committee on Homeland Security he said that Western passports in the hands of Islamic terrorists remain a significant threat to the security of the United States.

But Staci Appel, if elected, said she wouldn’t urge the State Department to take away passports from known American terrorists.  Even those who have admitted involvement with ISIS.

Listen to Johnson’s response to Congressman Peter King (R-NY).

 

“I agree with the FBI Director [James Comey] that suspension of passports should be on a case by case basis. The State Department has the authority to suspend passports. I also know that suspension, revocation of passports can be done on an expedited basis when the situation warrants in a matter of hours or days. It does not necessarily need to be a lengthy process. I agree given the current environment that we need to seriously consider limiting the ability of certain individuals to travel. Either to go from one foreign country to another or from our country to another country.”

“Protecting America from the threats of ISIS should be a top priority of our government. In Congress, I will push the administration to use every tool available to keep Iowa families safe,” said David Young, Republican candidate in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District race. “One of those tools is revoking the passports of self-proclaimed terrorists. I said in a debate last week I absolutely support revoking these passports. I sat in shock when my opponent disagreed and said she would not. The secretary of Homeland Security and Director of the FBI today agreed with me leaving my opponent alone on a limb with respect to this issue.”

Get CT In Your Inbox!

Don't miss a single update.

You May Also Like

Polk County Republican Co-Chair Dave Funk Announces Bid for Iowa GOP State Chair

Polk County Republican Co-Chair and former Congressional Candidate, Dave Funk, announces he’s running for the Iowa GOP State Chair seat left vacant by Matt Strawn’s resignation.

Grassley on Iranian Aggression: ‘Sometimes You Have to Stand Up to the Bully’

U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley: “Sometimes you have to stand up to a bully to get him to back off or else you invite further aggression.”

Mitt Romney on the Auto Bailout

I have to give Rick Perry’s campaign props for their opposition research. …

Ben Carson Announces County Chairs for Iowa Campaign

Dr. Ben Carson, retired neurosurgeon and 2016 presidential candidate, announced his campaign county chairs in each of the 99 counties in Iowa.