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Tom Campbell on Homeland Security

Former Republican Representative (CA-15, 1995-2000)


2000 campaign donor later convicted of terrorism

Q: Reports say you have had relationships with 4 individuals with jihadists and jihadist views.

CAMPBELL: Silent slander stops today. Carly Fiorina's lead campaign consultant slandered me by calling me an anti-Semite. When I was running for the US Senate in 2000, Sammy Al Arian helped me. I note that he also helped George W. Bush who was running for President. It was part of an outreach of the GOP was making to try and bring in more Muslim Americans to find support within the GOP. Years later he was convicted of conspiracy to assist terrorist organization. I certainly wish that I had done a better job of finding out who he was at the time. I do not think that I deserve the kind of attack however that has been launched that somehow I am jihadist.

FIORINA: Unlike Tom Campbell, George W. Bush gave back the campaign contribution. Tom Campbell refused to do so. Also the views of the Professor that he mentioned were well known and aired on Bill O'Reilly prior to his being fired.

Source: Hogue News 1380 KTKZ coverage of 2010 CA Senate debate Mar 7, 2010

Execute terrorists without trial nor Miranda rights

Q: On Guantanamo Bay and Miranda Rights for those [accused of terrorism; your opinion?]

CAMPBELL: During WWII, the Supreme Court ruled that it was appropriate to subject enemy combatants, even those who might be American citizens, to military tribunals, and in one case execution. The way to treat enemy combatants is the way you treat the Nazi saboteurs in WWII. Through a military tribunal, not with the full defense of the Miranda Rights, and then if necessary and appropriate with the death penalty for those who were prepared to or actually did take American lives. In international law we have some precedent; we dealt with pirates this way: You capture a pirate on the high seas an you hang the pirates. There's no trial and Miranda Rights. So, that's established in American precedent. That is where the analogy should be drawn for how we treat those who are persistently attacking the US and her allies in this War on Terror.

Source: Hogue News 1380 KTKZ coverage of 2010 CA Senate debate Mar 7, 2010

Voted YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill.

Vote to pass a bill appropriating $266 billion in defense spending for FY 2000. Among other provisions the bill would allot $1.2 billion for research and development for next-generation tactical aircraft, yet would not include $1.8 billion in procurement funds for the new F-22 Raptor combat aircraft. The bill would also fund a 4.8 percent pay increase for military personnel. The bill would also allot $93.7 billion for operations and maintenance to be used to maintain military properties and spare parts that have been reduced due to overseas military combat missions.
Reference: Bill introduced by Lewis, R-CA; Bill HR 2561 ; vote number 1999-334 on Jul 22, 1999

Voted YES on deploying SDI.

Vote to declare it to be the policy of the United States to deploy a national missile defense.
Reference: Bill introduced by Weldon, R-PA; Bill HR 4 ; vote number 1999-4 on Mar 18, 1999

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