Republicans lobby Pelosi to protect ‘John Does’
Here’s an important update on the Flying Imam/CAIR attempt to make our airports safe for jihad terrorists.
By Audrey Hudson in the Washington Times, with thanks to Sr. Soph:
Key Republicans are lobbying House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to protect legislation that prohibits airline passengers from being sued if they report suspicious behavior that foreshadows a terrorist attack.Republican leaders used a procedural motion to insert that provision into a transportation-safety bill last month, but House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer, Maryland Democrat, has threatened to bar from becoming law all language entered into bills under such “motions to recommit.”
“We cannot afford to wait any longer to protect individuals who seek to do the right thing by speaking up to prevent a terrorist attack,” more than a dozen Republicans wrote to Mrs. Pelosi, California Democrat, today in a letter obtained in advance by The Washington Times.
The legislation responds to a lawsuit filed by six Muslim imams after they were removed from a Nov. 20 U.S. Airways flight from Minneapolis to Phoenix for suspicious behavior. The lawsuit was filed on March 12 and also named as defendants any yet-unknown “John Doe” passengers who reported the imams’ behavior.
“This represents a startling precedent, one that could freeze the very behavior law enforcement has encouraged,” the letter said.