News From the Border

Providing the news from a different front but from a war that we must win as well! I recognize the poverty and desperate conditions that many Latinos live in. We, as the USA, have a responsibility to do as much as we can to reach out to aid and assist spiritually with the Gospel and naturally with training, technology and resources. But poverty gives no one the right to break the laws of another sovereign nation.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Senator scolds DOT chief on Mexican trucks in U.S.

Tells defiant Cabinet member in hearing, 'Your arrogance will have consequences'
Posted: March 12, 2008 5:13 pm Eastern

By Jerome R. Corsi
© 2008 WorldNetDaily

A combative Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters was accused in a Senate hearing yesterday of defying a congressional vote to halt the Bush administration's controversial project allowing Mexican trucks to operate freely on U.S. roads.

"I regret supporting your nomination to be secretary of transportation," Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., told Peters. "Your legal counsel is giving you bad advice that unfortunately you have willingly accepted."

Dorgan charged the Department of Transportation was "hell-bent on proceeding with this pilot program" regardless of safety concerns the agency's inspector general continues to document.

"You believe you have found a loophole, but you are making a very big mistake," Dorgan warned Peters.

"This is a slap in the face of Congress," he declared, "and your arrogance will have consequences."

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