Saturday, December 02, 2006

Silvestre Reyes, House Intelligence Committee Chairman

House Speaker-to-be Nancy Pelosi has chosen a Border Patrol agent-turned-congressman to lead the House intelligence committee, ending weeks of Democratic debate about who will oversee the nation’s spy agencies.

"When tough questions are required — whether they relate to intelligence shortcomings before the 9/11 attacks or the war in Iraq, or to the quality on intelligence on Iran or North Korea — he does not hesitate to ask them," Pelosi said Friday in a statement announcing her choice of Reyes.

Mr. Reyes voted against the congressional resolution authorizing the United States to go to war in Iraq. Reyes is also a member of the 109th Congress Committee on Veterans Affairs.

The Carpetbagger Report thinks Pelosi did the right thing.

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