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U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr., R-Knoxville, said in his view the U.S. can't control the Middle East. But it can control its borders.
The draft legislation, a copy of which was obtained by FP, is backed by Rep. John Duncan.
"Radical Islamic fundamentalists whose goal is to kill people who do not follow their warped religion are both mentally ill and dangerous,” the Knoxville Republican said.
I would like to see it totally eliminated. Totally defunded," says Republican Rep. John Duncan of Tennessee, the air marshals' biggest critic.
"I think it's the most needless, useless, wasteful program almost probably in the federal government, and that's - that's saying quite a bit," Duncan said.
“This bill unfortunately means that we will continue to spend mega-billions we do not have, including $147 billion for our wars in the Middle East,” Duncan said.
Rep. John J. Duncan Jr. (R-Tenn.), a member of the House committee that's been investigating the air marshal service, agrees, at least on the air marshals. He and others say that locking cockpit doors and installing airport screening has done more to make air travel safer.
There are millions of seniors whose only income is their Social Security check, or certainly that’s the major source of their income,” the Knoxville Republican said. “There are a lot of seniors out there that are hurting. And I just don’t think it’s accurate for the government to say that costs aren’t going up for these people.”
"While I am very opposed to the $528 million for Planned Parenthood, for me this vote was much more about overall excessive spending than it was about any one particular appropriation," said Duncan, R-Knoxville, explaining his vote against the funding measure.
Republican Congressman John Duncan Jr., from the 2nd district in East Tennessee, participated in the hearing and at one point asked Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards if she defended the sale of baby body parts.