I just about dropped my Honey Nut Cheerios on the floor this morning while watching CNN’s interview with Rep. Robin Hayes from North Carolina.
When asked to comment on the President’s repeated 9/11 connection to Iraq during his primetime address last night, Rep. Hayes said, “Saddam Hussein and people like him were very much involved in 9/11″.
When confronted on that statement (the fact that he was even confronted on the question is unusual from CNN in itself) he quipped, “I’m sorry, but you must have looked in the wrong places.”.
I don’t know what’s more troubling about this, the fact that Rep. Hayes is Vice Chairman of the Terrorism, Unconventional Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee in the House, that he’s privy to some intelligence he claims to have seen that no other congressperson has, or that he’s just a straight out liar.
The CIA has repeatedly said there was no connection between Saddamm and 9/11. The 9/11 commission report stated there was no connectin between the two. Even Senators from his own party – who would have access to the same intelligence he claims to have seen – don’t claim there is any connection.
There are still people out there like Rep. Hayes who continue to perpetuate the false claims that there was a connection between 9/11 and Iraq as a reason to try to get support for the war. President Bush did it last night, and Rep. Hayes did it again this morning despite the facts which prove the exact opposite. Therefore, in light of his continued lieing, Rep. Robin Hayes is my GOP Moron of the Week.