There are dozens of reasons why Senators Tom Harkin (D-IA), John Kerry (D-MA) and Carl Levin (D-MI) are unfit to serve in the Congress, let alone as chairmen of Senate Committees.
Here’s another reason:
All these Senators – along with other strident liberals such as Alan Cranston (D-CA), Ted Kennedy (D-MA), Mark Hatfield (R-OR) and William Cohen (R-ME) – voted AGAINST a statute which provided for a death penalty for any terrorist who kills any American citizen abroad.
79 Senators – including most Democrats (who controlled the Senate back then and control it now) and most Republicans (including even Arlen Specter, Jim Jeffords, John McCain and Ted Stevens) voted for it.
Yet, Levin, Kerry and Harkin voted AGAINST it, and believe that a terrorist who murders an American citizen does not deserve the death penalty. (Such a punishment is constitutional, because according to the SCOTUS – which decides what is constitutional – the death penalty is appropriate for those who murder their victims).
Unfortunately, Carl Levin is the current Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and John Kerry is the current Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee.
How dare Kerry – a guy who voted AGAINST the death penalty for terrorists who murder American citizens – lecture anyone on nat-sec-related affairs? How dare he lecture a former governor of his state on anything? How dare he lecture anyone on anything?