Monday, October 20, 2014

Can’t Get Here From There

This is what happens when you don’t do your homework… or check Orbitz.

A member of Congress who wants to ban travel from countries afflicted by the Ebola outbreak appeared to be unaware of a key fact — that there are no direct flights between the U.S. and Liberia, Guinea or Sierra Leone.

In a Friday morning appearance on MSNBC, Rep. Dennis Ross (R-Fla.) argued that instituting a flight ban, regardless of what experts say, makes sense and said he plans to introduce a bill doing so once Congress reconvenes in November.


Since there are no direct flights between the hardest-hit nations and the United States, the Florida Republican was pressed to specifically identify which flights he wanted to impose restrictions on.

“I believe there are some flights,” Ross responded.

“There are no flights. There are no direct flights that come to the United States from West Africa. That is incorrect,” rebutted New York Times reporter Jeremy W. Peters.

Yep.  Another Florida win in the Idiot Quotient in Congress.

2 barks and woofs on “Can’t Get Here From There

  1. Russ suggested that the President appoint some of these people ambassadors to these countries. Say, Rick Perry, Rand Paul, Mitch McConnell; they would never be heard from again.

  2. Mr. Ross should have “Googled” it before he made his little speech. Gee, the facts just get in the way of his message! As for Congress actually passing a bill we may be talking about the impossible here. They would have to do some actual work. That’s pretty unlikely based on the recent past.

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