Yesterday, Rep. Tom Price (R-GA), the chairman of the Republican Study Committee, appeared on Dennis Miller’s radio show, which was guest hosted by comedian Nick DiPaolo. Towards the end of the interview, the conversation turned to the Obama administration’s decision to hold a trial in a New York City court for accused 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, which Price called “a remarkable abrogation of duty on the part of the attorney general and the president of the United States.” When DiPaolo said that he believed Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder “have a disdain for this country deep down, both of them,” Price did not disagree, only softening it to “a disdain for our form of government”:
DIPAOLO: How much is it Holder and Obama wanting to put, you know, Dick Cheney and Bush on trial really? All this is going to come out obviously when these trials are held. Isn’t that what this is really all about? I really do think they have a disdain for this country deep down, both of them.
PRICE: Well, it it, it’s absolutely political move. One could not make any argument that said that we would be safer as a nation with these individuals coming here for trial. So, I think you’re right its an absolutely political move and a disdain for our form of government may in fact be in place. I think its an absolute philosophical block on what it has, what it has taken to allow this to be the greatest nation in the history of the world. With more success for more individuals than any nation ever. And they simply are seem to have blinders on, absolute blinders on for whatever it has taken to get us to that point, whether its from a national security standpoint, whether its from a liberty and freedom standpoint or whether its from an economic standpoint.