Outrageous: Dem Congresswoman suggests beheaded journalists ‘brought it on themselves’

Outrageous: Dem Congresswoman suggests beheaded journalists ‘brought it on themselves’

Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) said that the recent beheadings of American journalists does not justify air strikes by the U.S., even going so far as to suggest the atrocities were committed because “we were on their ground.”

Johnson would add that Americans “need to be careful where they are.”

The comments made during an interview suggest that American reporters James Foley and Steven Sotloff had themselves to blame for their brutal executions.


Johnson tells a reporter that “they [ISIS] did not attack in the U.S.” and that she “will not support unilateral strikes.” Which then leads to this exchange:

Reporter: Well, they did kill two Americans.

Johnson: Yes.

Reporter: So America, to a lot of people that means we’ve been attacked. Do you see it that way?

Johnson: Not necessarily. We were on their ground. It was not in the U.S. We need to protect Americans wherever they are. But Americans also need to be careful where they are.

Really? Going with the they-had-it-coming argument? This is truly frightening.

Cross-posted at the Mental Recession

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is editor of the Mental Recession, one of the top conservative blogs of 2012. His writings have appeared at the Daily Caller, American Thinker, FoxNews.com, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record.


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