Broun v. the UN

Ah, the powers of incumbency.

Diplomats from terrorist-supporting nations would not be able to venture more than one-half mile beyond the United Nations complex in New York City under a bill to be introduced by a U.S. congressman.

“One-half mile is more than enough space for lodging, food and other necessities, but it will be easier and more cost-effective for the intelligence community to monitor suspected individuals when necessary,” explains Rep. Paul Broun, Georgia Republican.

The congressman says the United States is required under the 1947 United Nations Headquarters Act to allow diplomats into the country for official business, including foreigners who would otherwise be ineligible for U.S. visas.

There was legislation pushed several years ago on this that died at the hands of the committee chairman. It actually had enough support to pass, but did not. It’ll be interesting to see if Broun is able to get this pushed far.

I’ll start the stop watch now to see how long it takes before someone opposed to him in the primary questions the costs of the legislation. That seems to be a trend.