Thursday, February 08, 2007

Congressman demands resignations of DHS officials who lied about border agents

Rep. John Culbertson of Texas has called for the resignation of top Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials who previously lied to Members of Congress about Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean. The two agents, he said, are now in prison on trumped-up charges and ‘fabricated’ evidence.

Said Culberson “In my opinion, this false information was given to Members of Congress to cover-up what appears to be an unjust criminal prosecution of two U.S. law enforcement officers.” "We need to reassure our brave Border Patrol agents and law enforcement officers that we support them and want them to feel free to use their best judgment and whatever force they think is necessary to protect America."

Congressmen and congressional staff said that pressure is building — from the public and from Congress — for a pardon. According to these sources on the Hill, the Bush White House, which has previously shown little interest in pardoning the two agents, is now being forced by public opinion and rebellion within Republican ranks to give serious consideration to the matter.

1 comment:

Please be civil. Thank you.