Allowing detainees onto U.S. soil could bestow rights under the U.S. Constitution and assorted immigration laws, the Republicans argue, and "granting such rights to these dangerous enemy combatants could potentially lead to their release into the towns and cities of Texas. We refuse to accept that outcome, which would put innocent Texans in great danger, and we will do everything we can to prevent it from happening."So why did KBH release her own letter?
... In any event, the timing of her letter is quite questionable, considering her recent battle with social conservatives. Why pick a fight with fellow Republicans at a time when you are already upsetting the conservative base?
Her spokesman, Jeff Sadosky, says she's been thinking about this for a while. Her letter came together "in the last 48 hours."
She apparently wanted to make a point larger than keep-em-out-of-Texas. She also apparently was spurred to make that point now by the Smith effort.
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