Iowa Democrat Staci Appel debated her GOP challenger David Young on the 13th anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks. One issue that came up, was the revelation that dozens, and maybe even hundreds, of Americans have joined the terror group ISIS and are fighting alongside the terror forces overseas. While Young insisted the State Department should revoke the passports of any American who joins a terrorist organization, Appel didn’t seem so concerned.
AmericaRising PAC has the video of her strange comments:
“I would not be urging taking away their passports. I think we need to make sure that we work through the system and look through it on a very diligent basis.”
Appel was named one of MSNBC’s ‘30 in 30:’ Women Candidates to Watch in 2014. It’s a list highlighting “dynamic women” running for office this year. They named her the woman to watch on September 11 – you know, the day terrorists attacked our country?
As a reminder, ISIS is the group responsible for beheading journalists James Foley and Steve Sotloff.
I’m not positive, but I’m pretty sure allowing terrorists belonging to such murderous groups like these to hold passports is not a winning campaign message.