|June 23, 2005|
Washington, D.C.—As Chair of the Congressional War on Terror Team, a group established to provide accurate information about the progress on the War on Terror, Congresswoman Kay Granger (R-TX) released the following statement in response to Democrat attacks of recent comments made by Deputy White House Chief of Staff Karl Rove:
“The war in Afghanistan is ‘over?’ The war in Iraq is a ‘grotesque mistake?’ Calling for an investigation of the treatment of detainees because a UN Human Rights “expert” says there’s a problem? Does anyone remember when Libya was the chair of the UN Human Rights Commission? Where is the reality? Where is the respect and appreciation for our troops and their families for sacrifices they’ve made? Where is the outrage for the terrorists who struck at our very core on Sept.11? This Administration stands by our troops and is doing what needs to be done to ensure our safety and defeat our enemies.”
Granger serves on the Appropriations Committee and the defense appropriations subcommittee. She also serves as a majority whip. Granger is the first and only female Republican to serve in the Texas House delegation. Granger represents the 12th District of Texas and is currently serving in her fifth term in Congress.