North Carolina got a double dose of foot-in-mouth disease from two of its Republican members of Congress. Rep. Sue Myrick of Charlotte said the nation faces a widespread 7-11-based security threat. "Look at who runs all the convenience stores across the country," she explained.
Here's guessing Myrick does not spend much time in cabs or she'd be in a bunker with a gasmask on.
Meanwhile, Rep. Howard Coble of Greensboro said the internment of Japanese Americans during WWII had to be viewed in light of the threat they posed. Japanese Americans "probably were intent on doing harm to us, just as some of these Arab Americans are probably intent on doing harm to us," Coble said during a radio show.
Coble later repeated his claim that internment kept Japanese Americans safe during a "less tolerant" time. For proof Coble said he couldn't think of a good reason to lock up Arab Americans or other foreign born residents right now.