Congressional Candidates Spar Over Immigration, Ebola
The use of the military kept coming up at a debate Monday night, although the two issues discussed were Ebola and illegal immigration.
The discussion was in a televised debate between Congressional District 27 incumbent Republican Blake Farenthold and challengers Democrat Wesley Reed and Libertarian Roxanne Simonson.
Victoria Television Group and the Victoria Advocate hosted the debate.
Candidates talked about whether the extent of the travel ban to and from Ebola-affected countries was effective and the use of the United States military to control the spread of the deadly virus in Africa.
Reed favors sending our military to a hot zone to do what? Our military is the best in the world, but it should not be used for political points in places that are best left to the health care specialists. I agree, it is not prudent use of our military. Frankly, any politician who continues to talk reform, is essentially caving to open borders. We don't need reform, we need careful control of our borders and respect for the rule of law. Enforce the laws as written; stop pandering to the special interests. Period.
I thought Blake did a great job articulating his conservative positions. There is a clear idealogical difference in this race, and Reed would just be a rubber stamp of the current failing Obama/Pelosi policies. If the R's take over the Senate, we will see repealing of Obamacare, the opening of the Keystone pipeline and some of those dozens and dozens of other job bills passed by the house land on the Presidents desk. Good job, Blake!
What is Victoria advocating? Did Farenthold pay them for this sorry story? Farenthold with his Republican backers buys the media in our redistricted part of Texas. Please Get Out the Vote and Vote for the people not the corporations!
If Reed wants to know what a dishonorable representative is he needs to review the representation of our former congressman. Blake Farenthold is one of the most honorable men I've had the pleasure of knowing. He stays in contact with the citizens of his district & has a most qualified staff at all three of his offices who respond to the needs of the people in Texas District 27. Reed must be aware that one only stoops to calling names when they feel they are losing, as Reed will learned has happened around 9pm on November 4, 2014. I am proud to have Blake Farenthold as my Congressman.
I have never seen such a poor executed debate! This was a mess! Wesley Craig Reed though, rose above the chaos and managed to do what Congressman Blake Farenthold couldn't do--stay on topic and offer real answers to the three questions asked.