Saturday, February 09, 2008

DeMint, Others Introduce "Semper Fi Act"

The SC Senator and his colleagues are serious about supporting the troops:

Today, U.S. Senators Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina), Saxby Chambliss
(R-Georgia), Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-Oklahoma), John Cornyn (R-Texas), James Inhofe
(R-Oklahoma), and David Vitter (R-Louisiana) introduced the Semper Fi Act of
2008. The bill would rescind over $2 million in hidden earmarks for Berkeley,
California in the 2008 Omnibus Appropriations bill, and transfer the funds to
the Marine Corps. U.S. Congressman John Campbell (R-California) is introducing a
companion bill in the House of Representatives. Last week, the City Council of
Berkeley voted to oust Marine Corps recruiters from their downtown office,
saying the Marines were “uninvited and unwelcome intruders.” Berkeley officials
also voted to give the radical protest group Code Pink space outside the
recruitment office and urged them to “impede, passively or actively” the work of
Marine Corps recruiters.

Declares DeMint "Berkeley needs to learn that their actions have consequences. Patriotic American taxpayers won’t sit quietly while Berkeley insults our brave Marines and tries to run them out of town."

Update-The Left-wing attacks on our troops seem to be spreading with Ohio Mayor to Marines: Training Would 'Frighten People'.