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Rep. Blake Farentholdís sisterís home raided
POLITICO ^ | 7/2/12 7:24 PM EDT | JAKE SHERMAN

Posted on 07/02/2012 9:07:49 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative

Police in Texas raided the home of Rep. Blake Farenthold’s sister, a local television station reported Monday.

KRIS TV reported that a SWAT team searched her Corpus Christi home, looking for drugs and weapons.

The police department did not immediately comment because officers were still in the field, an officer told POLITICO.

“I am saddened to learn the terrible news of the situation unfolding around my sister,” Farenthold said in a statement, released by his Congressional office.

“Tragedy has occurred in my family in the past, and I am saddened it has happened again. I trust that law enforcement officials are doing their job and I support them carrying out their duty, regardless of where it takes them. I love my sister and ask for your prayers for her and the rest of my family as we work through this very difficult time.”

Farenthold, a Texas Republican, is a freshman who snatched a south Texas seat in 2010 from longtime Democratic Rep. Solomon Ortiz.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: blakefarenthold; farenthold; solomonortiz; texas
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1 posted on 07/02/2012 9:08:00 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: SwinneySwitch; Clemenza
The raid appears to be drug related, and not related to Rep. Farenthold's leadership in the House Oversight Committee's investigation of the Fast and Furious scandal.
2 posted on 07/02/2012 9:11:47 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Paleo Conservative

How many times does Politico report on the criminal escapades of the family members of Democrats ?


3 posted on 07/02/2012 9:12:27 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

*crickets*


4 posted on 07/02/2012 9:19:31 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

The word “Democrat” isn’t even in the LSM’s vocabulary if it’s one of their own that’s run afoul of the law.

But, we always know...because of the conspicuous absence of the word.


5 posted on 07/02/2012 9:24:26 PM PDT by moovova
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To: Paleo Conservative

He broke a strangle hold on what was not only a Democrat stronghold but a stronghold representing Mexican interests.

Now guess why his family is involved.


6 posted on 07/02/2012 9:25:08 PM PDT by ReconViper 1
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To: Paleo Conservative
is a freshman who snatched a south Texas seat

"Land: see snatch, Ah, Haley vs. United States. Haley: 7, United States: nothing".

I smell phoney baloney.

God bless Randolph Scott and Mel Brooks.

/johnny

8 posted on 07/02/2012 9:39:54 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Farenthold defeated him 47.8%-47.1%, a margin of just 770 votes

Democrat Ortiz had been in Congress since 1983 until defeated in 2010.

Trust but verify. This could be payback or the sister could be a black sheep in the family. As long as Blake Farenthold's not involved, this story ought to be as irrelevant for a GOP member as the press deems them for Democrats.

9 posted on 07/02/2012 9:45:58 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: Paleo Conservative

Pardon me, but I smell a rat.


10 posted on 07/02/2012 9:51:26 PM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: newzjunkey
My first reflex is to point and laugh at the leftist 'journalist'.

Then I read their excretions.

I have no idea about the facts involved, and the story didn't do anything to help that except there was a swat raid, and it was on a sister of a sitting conservative.

Reeks. Like day old fish.

Truth will out, but the lie gets around the world before truth puts it's pants on.

/johnny

11 posted on 07/02/2012 9:54:03 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Latest Update UPDATE: Sue Farenthold Arrested On Drug Charge
11:00 PM by Bart Bedsole - bbedsole@kristv.com
CORPUS CHRISTI - CCPD confirmed late Monday that Sue Farenthold, the sister of Congressman Blake Farenthold, had been taken to jail on a charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance.
That charge typically includes cocaine, heroin, methamphetime, and other drugs more serious than marijuana.
Flashbangs were used while authorities were searching for a known gang member and narcotics inside the home in the 5000 block of Cape Romain in South Shore Estates area.
SWAT officers, drug officers, and US Marshals went out to the house around 2:15pm Monday.
Police had received word that there were drugs and weapons inside and obtained a warrant.
Officers say they knew someone was home at the time and tried calling a house phone, but no one answered.
Authorities then used a public address system, but still no one came out. So they used tear gas and four people came out, three men and Sue Farenthold, who resides at the home.
Police later said they found methamphetamine inside the home, along with at least two guns and assault rifle ammunition.
There was also a brown substance seized which wasn’t identified at the scene.
Police arrested Sue Farenthold, 48, Michael Wayne, 49, Jesus Juarez, 38, and Johnny Reynolds, 40, on charges if possession of a controlled substance. Reynolds is also charged for an outstanding warrant and for failing to identify himself to authorities.
Congressman Farenthold released the following statement on the incident late Monday afternoon:
“I am saddened to learn the terrible news of the situation unfolding around my sister. Tragedy has occurred in my family in the past, and I am saddened it has happened again. I trust that law enforcement officials are doing their job and I support them carrying out their duty, regardless of where it takes them. I love my sister and ask for your prayers for her and the rest of my family as we work through this very difficult time..”

http://www.kristv.com/full-coverage/drug-raid-at-sue-farenthold-s-home/


12 posted on 07/02/2012 10:09:33 PM PDT by kanawa
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To: fieldmarshaldj
How many times does Politico report on the criminal escapades of the family members of Democrats ?

They don't even report on the criminal escapades of the Democrats themselves.

13 posted on 07/02/2012 10:25:01 PM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Sure I believe that line..... the thugocracy of O would never try and get even or intimidate people


14 posted on 07/02/2012 10:38:04 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Paleo Conservative

Just off the top, Would probably say they were overlooking it as they do others, then they decided to give Texas and the congressman a little warning. They play dirty in the White House. Just a little warning shot.


15 posted on 07/02/2012 10:49:59 PM PDT by easternsky
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To: fieldmarshaldj

How’s Algore’s son doing lately?


16 posted on 07/02/2012 11:19:02 PM PDT by alstewartfan (Two broken Tigers on fire in the night Flicker their souls to the wind. Al Stewart "Roads to Moscow")
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To: Paleo Conservative

Hispanic Democratic town, White Republican Congressman and a naive and innocent sister caught in the middle between a her strong conservative brother and overzealous law enforcement.


17 posted on 07/03/2012 12:25:40 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: kanawa
...assault rifle ammunition.

WTF! Typical liberal reporting.

18 posted on 07/03/2012 12:27:41 AM PDT by TexasRedeye
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To: Paleo Conservative

Well, after all, if the SWAT team managed to find the right address this time, then they’re one up on the game.


19 posted on 07/03/2012 1:20:30 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: kanawa
assault rifle ammunition

Well we're all safer now that this deadly ammunition is off the streets. What kind of crazy reporting is this?

Perhaps it is related to F&F, what with his sister holding assault rifle ammo.

20 posted on 07/03/2012 3:10:14 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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