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Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Action Required - Corzine Releases Statement To The Press

Does Senator Jon Corzine (D-NJ) do anything besides release statements to the press and campaign? The Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 goes beyond creating a new intelligence czar, but to Corzine adding a new level of bureaucracy and shuffling boxes on an organization chart is key to our homeland security. How does New Jersey fare under this act?” Who cares, we will have a new Director of National Intelligence. That’ll do it.

Corzine comments on New Jersey’s vulnerability to terrorist attacks at length, but what has he actually done in the Senate to improve the security gaps here in New Jersey? How long before he criticizes this new bill and laments New Jersey has been short-changed? Does Corzine ever take responsibility or Lautenberg for that matter?

Our two Senators haven’t grasped the concept that the Congress passes legislation and funds programs, not the President. Corzine and Lautenberg are supposed to represent the people of New Jersey and the best interests of the entire country. As far as we are concerned, they spend their time promoting themselves and the Democrat Party.

Now Corzine will be take a seat on the Senate Intelligence Committee. That’s great, he’ll spend the entire year buying the Democrat nomination for governor and then campaigning for the position. Doesn’t New Jersey deserve better representation? Wake up New Jersey, Corzine’s only interest is Corzine.

Snips from the Corzine press release below, the entire statement here.

I am pleased today to vote for the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004. The bill represents a critical step toward improving our intelligence capabilities.

The establishment of a Director of National Intelligence is also necessary if we are to successfully prioritize our efforts to fight terrorism, confront threats from nation states, stabilize failed states that act as breeding grounds for terrorists, and stop the proliferation of nuclear and other dangerous weapons.

Improving our intelligence capabilities is especially important to the people of New Jersey. More than 700 of New Jersey’s citizens died on September 11, 2001. At least two of the 9/11 terrorists lived in New Jersey, and the anthrax that struck Washington in October 2001 originated in New Jersey. Our state is also especially vulnerable to terrorist attack. Our transportation infrastructure, chemical plants and ports are not adequately secured, and one stretch of road has been called by the FBI the most dangerous 2 miles in America.

As a new member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, I will make sure that the bill is implemented as intended, that our intelligence community has the tools and resources to protect us, and that reforming our intelligence does not result in the infringement of our civil liberties. I will also ensure that our intelligence agencies are led by the best people our country has to offer.




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