Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Lautenberg Criticizes Robertson For Attack on Judges

Raw Story reports that Senator Lautenberg has criticized Pat Robertson for his comments (previously reported here) on This Week in which he described federal judges as being a greater threat than al Qaeda. He wrote that "To suggest that members of the federal judiciary are somehow in the same class as 'a few bearded terrorists' is an assault on the men and women on the federal bench who safeguard our rights under the Constitution everyday."

Lautenberg also wrote Senator Frist requesting that he condemn the comments made by Robertson, saying "I hope you will join me in condemning such harmful and heated language and call on Reverend Robertson to publicly apologize to every family who has lost a loved one to terrorism. Your silence on this matter would send a resounding signal to the entire country that the radical right controls the leadership of the Republican Party."


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