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Author: Jim Kouri
Date:  January 12, 2008

Topic category:  Other/General

Tom DeLay Slams Presidential Hopeful John McCain

by Jim Kouri

When Attorney General Janet Reno deployed federal law enforcement agencies to Waco, Texas to arrest the Branch Davidian leader David Koresh, one of the the tactics used was to constantly blast loud music 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Eventually, men, women and children died from a brutal attack by their own countrymen. And, except for a few Republican lawmakers, the GOP and Democrat senators and congressmen displayed no outrage. And Senator John McCain was among those who remained silent. However, in the new millennium McCain has become the protector of imprisoned terrorists and enemy combatants and fights for their constitution rights.

John McCain’s first-place showing in the New Hampshire primary did not impress many conservatives including former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay.

During a Fox News Channel interview, the man known to friend and enemy alike as "The Hammer" criticized McCain in an interview Wednesday with FOX News.

“There’s nothing redeeming about John McCain,” DeLay said.

The Texas Republican went on to say that McCain "betrays conservative principles.”

When asked on which issues McCain was not a conservative, DeLay did not mince words. He said: “[T]here’s tons of them” and then he listed the Senator McCain's positions on the environment, immigration, the International Criminal Court, his support for affirmative action and taxes. He also called McCain a “hypocrite” when it came to lobbyists.

“[McCain] appealed once again to independents,” DeLay claimed. “He’s not going to go much further than New Hampshire,” he predicted.

Tom DeLay also took a shot McCain's favorable press coverage. He described the Arizona senator as a “darling of the media.”

In closing DeLay said “I don’t think there’s a schism in the party. The party doesn’t exist. It’s rebuilding.”

Jim Kouri
Chief of Police Magazine (Contributing Editor)

Biography - Jim Kouri

Jim Kouri, CPP is currently fifth vice-president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police. He's former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at a New Jersey university and director of security for a number of organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country. He writes for many police and crime magazines including Chief of Police, Police Times, The Narc Officer, Campus Law Enforcement Journal, and others. He's appeared as on-air commentator for over 100 TV and radio news and talk shows including Oprah, McLaughlin Report, CNN Headline News, MTV, Fox News, etc. His book Assume The Position is available at Amazon.Com, Booksamillion.com, and can be ordered at local bookstores. Kouri holds a bachelor of science in criminal justice and master of arts in public administration and he's a board certified protection professional.

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