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Old CNN Reporting Reveals John Lewis Himself Was Once Added to Terror Watch List

0717_john-lewis-624x384-316x222Right now, the congressional Democrats are being led by Rep. John Lewis in a sit-in on the House floor in an effort to get a vote on a measure that would stop people on the no-fly list from obtaining weapons.

The main concern from progressive detractors of this move is that the no-fly list is not a very good indicator of who is dangerous and who is not. They worry that too many threatening people will go without being placed on the list while too many non-threatening people will be profiled and placed on it.

Lewis should know that better than anyone, considering he was mistakenly put on that terror list himself once, according to an old CNN report.

In 2004, it was reported that “Lewis contacted the Department of Transportation, the Department of Homeland Security and executives at various airlines in a so-far fruitless effort to get his name off the list.”

He was stopped 35 to 40 times and had no idea why.

That puts an interesting spin on things, no?

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