Republicans continue to buck the President on the Dubai Port World takeover:
U.S. Rep. Bobby Jindal, R-Kenner, who sits on the House Committee on Homeland Security, said he is already working with Chairman Peter King, R-New York, on legislation to halt the sale. The bill, likely to be introduced later this week, would also require a full investigation of the deal.
This is doubly interesting because Bobby Jindal’s parents were born in India.
Jindal said it’s not the fact that a foreign nation is involved in the deal that concerns him, but rather that the nation happens to be one known to be used by terrorists as a staging ground.
“The UAE’s track record has been more mixed, they’ve not been as vigilant as cracking down on logistical and financial support” of terrorist organizations, Jindal said.
Jindal is a sharp guy — some even predict he’ll be the next governor of Lousiana (he narrowly missed getting elected the last time, losing to Gov. Blanco). For him to come out against this deal is significant.
P.S. Rep. David Vitter has also spoken out against the deal:
“I’m not making a final decision on the deal,” Vitter said. “All I’m saying is I think there are very serious concerns and questions that need to be more fully explored.”