LYM Leader Kesha Rogers Challenges Bonilla's Attack on Constitution
December 4, 2006 • 8:00PM

Kesha Rogers, LaRouche Youth Movement (LYM) member and former candidate for Texas Democratic Party chairman, issued statement today in response to U.S. Rep. Henry Bonilla's ridiculous attack on the U.S. Constitution. Bonilla, a Republican incumbent, is in a run-off election for the 23rd Congressional District in Texas, against Democrat and former Congressman Ciro Rodriguez. Bonilla charged Rodriguez with "dangerous judgment" in terror-related matters, citing documents from Lynne Cheney flunkey David Horowitz's "DiscoverTheNetwork.org" website, to claim that Rodriguez was influenced by "known terrorists" in legislation he backed in 1999.

The legislation in question, for which Rodriguez was a cosponsor in 1999—along with 128 other Congressmen—would eliminate the use of secret evidence in deportation cases. In addition, Bonilla is claiming links between Rodriguez and Abdurahman Alamoudi, a U.S. citizen who was sent to prison in 2004 for illegal business transactions with Libya. Almoudi gave $250 to Rodriguez in 1998, the same year he also contributed to several Republican candidates, including former Bush Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham, a former Senator from Michigan.

Rogers, who is in San Antonio with a LYM team to mobilize college students and youth to go to the polls on Dec. 12 to defeat Cheney/Bush puppet Bonilla, said it is obvious that Bonilla "missed the message sent by the vast majority of American voters on November 7th—especially young voters—which rejected the anti-Constitutional policies promoted by the Bush administration to run their failed war. While even many Republicans are running away from the administration, the pathetic Bonilla—who repeatedly votes against health care measures for veterans—is diving headfirst into the Bushes, joining the President in 'staying the course.'"

She added that he has also failed to get the message of the bipartisan vote of a committee in the Pennsylvania state legislature, in which a unanimous vote was cast against the Goebbel's-style attack on free speech initiated by the hoaxster Horowitz. Rogers concluded, "By drawing on material produced by the discredited Horowitz, Bonilla has shown he will continue to be a puppet of Lynne Cheney and her attack-dog husband, the soon-to-be-impeached Dick. No serious or honest voter in the 23rd District of Texas could possibly vote for a puppet of Dick Cheney!"