Skip to comments.Sen. Intel Chief Calls on Kerry to Release Records
Posted on 08/15/2004 11:39:56 AM PDT by NavySEAL F-16
Reprinted from NewsMax.com
Sunday, Aug. 15, 2004 12:32 a.m. EDT
Sen. Intel Chief Calls on Kerry to Release Records
Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Pat Roberts called on Sen. John Kerry to release his Intelligence Committee attendance records on Sunday - as controversy swirled over claims that the top Democrat was mostly a no-show during important hearings.
"The easiest way out of this is for John Kerry and John Edwards to request [Committee Vice Chairman] Sen. Rockefeller and myself to release the attendance [records]," Roberts told NBC's "Meet the Press." Roberts urged that any Kerry record release should cover "not only of the public hearings, which they have rebutted, but the closed hearings," adding, "It is important, because you have to be in attendance to learn the job."
The Kerry campaign has acknowledged that the Massachusetts Democrat missed scores of public hearings, but insisted he attended "private" sessions and is a "hard-working" member of the Intelligence Committee.
Asked if the "hard-working" description was accurate, Sen. Roberts declined to back Kerry up.
"Well, 'hard-working member' is in the eyes of the beholder," he told "Meet the Press."
A Bush Cheney campaign commercial set to debut on Monday accuses Kerry of being absent for 76 percent of the Intelligence Committee's hearings, noting that he was completely AWOL for the entire year after the 9/11 attacks.
"That same year," the ad says, "Sen. Kerry proposed slashing the intelligence budget by $6 billion."
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Jane Harman, who appeared on "Meet the Press" with Roberts, said she couldn't defend Kerry's Intelligence Committee attendance record.
"I don't know what the facts are and I really can't speak to that," she explained.
just the fact that Kerry won't release the records speaks for itself, and that includes his military records as well
Amen to that. Release your military records, Kerry!
The road is getting bumpy.
So true. In the eyes of the average voter I think this is far more important than the Swift Boat charges (which I also strongly support). Only because it is here and now ... and speaks to Kerry's being AWOL in the Senate.
LOL! Looks like Kerry's getting some of his own mud thrown right back at him.
Aren't senate records public? Why does Kerry have to release them?
This article is wrong in one area.
The Bush/Cheney ad referenced talks about the year after the FIRST WTC attack in 1993. Kerry's bill which would have gutted national intelligence was in 1995.
Maybe so. But from Kerry's emphasis on his military service and "hero" status, we can justifiably infer that the average undecided voter considers the Swift Boat charges a matter of some importance. We can further infer this from Kerry's unwillingness to release his records. If he did that and the records supported his account, the whole embarassing issue would be laid to rest.
He will, silly....AFTER he's elected! Just like he'll tell us his plan for Iraq...AFTER he's elected. You guys need to learn some patience. </sarc
I agree. Aren't these people held to any standards?
Is there even a door left in the room that Kerry can now escape from...John Edwards must be scratching his head!
LOL! Great 'sensitive Kerry' image!
--The Kerry campaign has acknowledged that the Massachusetts Democrat missed scores of public hearings, but insisted he attended "private" sessions and is a "hard-working" member of the Intelligence Committee.---
Here a lie, there a lie. Here a flop, there a flip. Has the Kerry campaign any credibility left at all?
....lawyers protecting lawyers...
A value added Point!
Let's keep a running total here.
1. Release your tax records, and your wife's.
2. Sign the SF-180 to release your military records.
3. Instruct the Senate to release you intelligence committee attendance records.
Did I miss any?
Looks like Senator gigolo is a well, you know, a gigolo ... never did much of anything but grow old.