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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says congressional lawmakers are discussing taking some action in response to the Koran burnings of a Tennessee pastor that led to killings at the U.N. facility in Afghanistan and sparked protests across the Middle East, Politicoreports.
Sen. Lindsey Graham said Congress might need to explore the need to limit some forms of freedom of speech, in light of Tennessee pastor Terry Jones’ Quran burning, and how such actions result in enabling U.S. enemies.
Read more on Newsmax.com: Reid: Probe of Quran Burning Considered
A prominent Republican senator called on Director of National Intelligence James Clapper to resign Thursday after he said Russia and China pose the biggest “mortal threat” to the United States, stunning lawmakers on the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Clapper, who just last month startled lawmakers when he claimed during a hearing that the Muslim Brotherhood is “secular,” made the comments about Russia and China during an exchange with Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. He was in the midst of testifying about global security threats when Manchin asked which country represents the biggest “mortal threat” to the United States.
Russia and China, Clapper answered.
BUT have no fear, Team Obama is here:
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said it’s time for Clapper to go after his testimony on Capitol Hill, but the White House said it has the “full faith and confidence” of the director.
Even a Democrat indicated:
At that point, Chairman Carl Levin, D-Mich., broke in to say he was “really kind of taken aback” by the answer. Levin said North Korea and Iran are the first nations that come to his mind, not Russia and China.