Politico reported Tuesday that Nancy Pelosi told a "closed-door meeting" that she was planning in the "coming days" to name the nation's second Muslim Congressman, Rep. André Carson (D-IN), to the House's Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
Carson already has entrée to highly sensitive areas. He is currently a member of the Armed Services Committee and, according to Politico, has "worked for the Department of Homeland Security's Fusion Center — the clearinghouse established by the federal government to streamline data sharing between the CIA, FBI, Department of Justice and the military."
It isn't surprising in the least that Carson would get these plum assignments: he has all the right opinions. He once said that "9/11 was tough on Muslims," echoing the fashionable view among Leftists and Islamic supremacists that the real victims of jihad terror are the Muslims who are subjected to suspicion and scrutiny in the wake of jihad attacks. The Left is much more concerned about "Islamophobia" than about jihad terrorism itself, and so it isn't hard to see why Pelosi would admire and favor Carson.