[The] Tlaib and the "Squad" letter is also endorsed by the Council on Islamic-American Relations (CAIR) and the leftist organizations Demand Progress, Free Press and Win Without War. Governor, you say you agree with these people, but I think that is a bit naive.
CAIR would not want the U.S. government knowing what they do, as CAIR is a front for funding Hamas and other terrorist groups of Arabs. The others are extreme progressives and harmful to sane governance. Those who oppose the surveillance have things to hide.
Tlaib, friend and defender of Farrahkan, has danced wearing the Palestinian flag. Omar is openly anti-Semitic, cheats and lies about everything to do with herself and her official and personal positions. Presley is a racist of the first order. AOC, whose mouth works before she understands what she's saying –- all of these despicable and ignorant women are backing this cause because it affects some of their own underhanded, perhaps scurrilous doings.
From the Gov:
Not naive, Carrie –- just curious about what it is specifically that they no doubt are hiding that gives them a reason to agree, just this once, with Constitution-loving conservatives. That’s the part we’ve “missed.” And it would explain why, in this case, "even a broken clock is right twice a day."
I featured your letter because it’s good to raise the points you do about these organizations and the far-left members of “The Squad.” Don’t think we’ve forgotten any of these. (I might disagree, however, with your observation that Ilhan Omar doesn’t understand what she's saying. It’s more likely that she understands perfectly well what she's saying and just assumes she can get away with her conniving –- which, so far, she has.)
People who oppose government surveillance do so for one of two reasons: 1) They stand, on principle, for civil liberties as outlined in the Constitution, or 2) they don't share those principles but, as you put it, “have things to hide.” The ones who are focused on reason #2 are using reason #1 for cover. That's surely what is happening here –- in this instance, making radical leftists appear, bizarrely, to side with constitutionalists. They will hide behind the Bill Of Rights while abusing the civil liberties of others if it suits their purposes and they think they can get away with it.
Applying that reasoning to this situation, perhaps they want to temper the coming crackdown on Trump supporters not because they care about the rights of Trump supporters but because they fear that they themselves might somehow get caught in that net.
Thanks for writing. But, no, our original observation was not made out of naivete.