Stewart Testifies Before House GOP
Prince William County Chairman Corey A. Stewart (R-At Large) made his third appearance before members of Congress today.
This time Stewart provided testimony to Republican members of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration. The subject on tap this Sept. 11 was, "Unnecessary Crimes: The Toll of Illegal Alien Criminal on American Families."
The hearing was stacked with a sympathetic audience. Tears interrupted the emotional testimony of the victims' families.
But by the time the hearing turned to Stewart and a Houston Police Officers Union representative, the tears were substituted with applause.
"Local leadership alone cannot get the job done," Stewart said, after citing crime rate statistics and telling stories about crimes committed in Prince William.
When he spoke to the subcommittee a year ago, all its members were there. This time, only the GOP members heard what he had to say.
"I am disappointed to see that the majority party no longer considers this issue a priority," Stewart said. "Unfortunately, at the local level, we don't have the luxury to ignore it."
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