Jack Kingston (R-GA), former GOP Rep. and Senate candidate
Two stories relate to this man:
First, from here: The original question was: “Will President Obama ask Congress for permission for those strikes, as he did last year when Congress eventually rebuffed him? Or will he go at it alone?”
Logic says one might think Republicans would demand the president consult with Congress before undertaking those attacks. But, you would be wrong. In a remarkable bit of honesty, Jack Kingston, the Republican from
explained why in the New
York Times this way:
“A lot of people would like to stay on the sideline and say, ‘Just bomb the place and tell us about it later.’ It’s an election year. A lot of Democrats don’t know how it would play in their party, and Republicans don’t want to change anything. We like the path we’re on now. We can denounce it if it goes bad, and praise it if it goes well and ask what took him so long.”
The second tidbit about Mr. Kingston - I ask this question: "Who is Jack Kingston?"
Some from here helps answer that question. When he sat in the House, he had lots of power, like this … “
is on the record as taking the following donations from such DOD lobbyists… “ (story
continues at the link).
Seems he would fit nicely in the GOP Senate, right? Oops ...