Silvestre Reyes picked to lead House Intelligence Committee
Posted by Ed C on Friday, December 1, 2006
USA Today, AP and FOX News are reporting that Silvestre Reyes (D-Texas) has been chosen to chair The House Intelligence Committee. From USA Today:
Known as “Silver” to friends, Reyes is a Purple Heart winner who was drafted into the Army and served during 1966-68 as a helicopter crew chief and gunner. His service included 13 months in Vietnam. He rose through the ranks during 26 years of service in the Border Patrol, leaving as a senior law enforcement official in Texas in 1995. He won his seat in Congress the next year…
Reyes believes that the U.S. must increase its military strength to face the current threats in Iraq, that the Bush administration must forge better alliances, and that Iraqi militias must be disbanded. “We cannot and we should not tolerate these private armies with these warlords,” he said.
From what I’ve read so far, Reyes seems like a solid choice. Certainly better that an impeached federal judge.