TX Rep. doesn’t ‘want to sound alarmist,’ but Benghazi shows Ebola epidemic will get worse
Last week, Texas Representative Randy Weber (R) joined Family Research Council President Tony Perkins on “Washington Watch” and likened President Barack Obama’s handling of the Ebola case in his state to Benghazi, Right Wing Watch reports.
“I don’t want to sound alarmist and we don’t want people to get cast into a panic but this administration, as you well know, has a real serious credibility gap on a whole lot of things when it comes to taking things serious,” he said.
“Whether it’s ISIL or ISIS, whether it’s IRS, Benghazi, you can go right down the list and so it doesn’t foment faith in people to think that our administration’s on top of things when they’ve got such an abysmal track record.”
Rep. Weber then claimed that the president’s decision to send American troops into West Africa was the result of pure political calculus.
“This guy has a record of doing things from a political standpoint, whether it’s putting off the amnesty order he wants to do after the election,” Rep. Weber said, because “there’s a lot of things he does from a political standpoint.”
“The denial — whether it’s guys jumping the fence at the White House and they’re saying their agents acted with restraint — the denial that comes out of this administration, I mean nobody getting fired,” he continued. “I don’t know if he’s playing golf, I don’t mean to totally disrespect the president because he’s got his job to do, but I think he needs to sit up and take notice on some of these things.”
The president could sort himself if “he finally wakes up and realizes he’s not the smartest man in the room on every topic of interest there is.”
Listen to part of the exchange via Right Wing Watch below.