Lawmaker Compares Terrorist To George Washington

POSTED BY: News Department
Friday, March 7, 2003 - 06:54 PM
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Representative Nancy Kaptur compared Osama Bin Laden to American revolutionaries, and is drawing fire for it from republicans and democrats. Kaptur, a democrat from Ohio, said those fighting for America included nontraditional fighters and religious groups. Ohio’s GOP chairman, Bob Bennett, called on Kaptur to retract her statement and apologize. In a statement , Kaptur accused republicans of twisting her words and silencing her effort to understand the root of the threat against America.

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