Republicans forced to speak out over border agents conviction

by Infidelesto on January 24, 2007 · View Comments

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*update* these guys are being held in Solitary? (according to a relative) via WND

It’s more than obvious that yes, these 2 agents may have broken some rules of engagement, but these guys are doing exactly what the American people think they should be doing, and something that our leadership has FAILED to address, and that is protecting our border from thuggish drug smugglers. We need more people like these 2 heroes who are gonna stand up and do their job like they were trained to do. It is disgusting and outrageous that they have been thrown under the bus by our legal system and the Bush administration sits back and watches saying they’ll “take a look at the case”. Cmon gimme a break, quit beating around the bush, Mr. President, and do the right thing!

At least 70 Republican Congress members are co-sponsoring a House resolution ordering that the convictions and sentences of Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean be vacated and that they be released from custody immediately.

Even after suggestions last week that President Bush plans to review the Ramos and Compean case, the White House has continued reaching out for support to several prominent conservatives who, so far, are rebuffing administration requests to back the Justice Department on this case.

The resolution, H.R. 563, is being introduced by Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., a candidate for the GOP presidential nomination.

Despite public suggestions to the contrary, the White House on background has continued indicating to prominent national conservative leaders that their heels are dug in on this case, denying at this point any plan to pardon the agents. Some critics contend the Bush administration’s open border policy is behind its unwillingness to defend Ramos and Compean.

From WND

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