Congressman Pete Sessions Quizzed on 9/11 "Conspiracy" by High School Student. Gets a D.

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Give U.S. Representative Pete Sessions credit for participation. In December, he met with a group of students from Richardson's Berkner High School to answer some questions and be filmed for a C-SPAN contest in which the students were competing.

The students seem well informed -- or at least well prepped -- and Sessions seems game. You can see in the full video, which was uploaded to YouTube yesterday, below.

For most of the meeting, Sessions is Sessions. He rails about national security and Edward Snowden holding the country hostage, goes on and on about new healthcare spending crippling the economy and gets excited when one of the more avaricious youngsters in the class asks a question about government "ponzi schemes enslaving youth in debt."

The whole thing is about what you'd expect until, at about the 44 minute mark, Sessions takes a question about 9/11 from a member of the class who seems to have read a lot of truther literature.

After a little conspiracy background, the teenager asks Sessions: "Do you think that the government has withheld important information regarding 9/11 because it does not agree with the official narrative given in 2001?"

A simple "no" would have sufficed. Sessions chose to go another direction.

"Do you think that Oswald is the only person to shoot Jack Kennedy?" Sessions asks rhetorically. "I don't know. You know if they go down there and re-create it, it's really hard for a guy with that rifle to pop, pop, pop, pop."

He then tells the class that when his dad, William Sessions, was FBI director, the thing people asked him the most was who actually killed Kennedy.

"I don't know. I was in Washington. I wasn't close," he goes on. "But let me tell you, that plane did land at the Pentagon."

So, at least he doesn't think it was all made up. Like the moon landing.



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scottindallas
scottindallas topcommenter

sorry Eric, you're a lazy reporter, but there IS clear evidence that the USG knew about 9/11, that it was one FBI agent in GA that interfered in connecting the dots.  We were warned by many countries.  Our own terrorism chief said his "hair was on fire."  Some in our gov't knew, and stood down, or kept silent.  The Tsarnev incident showed that we never broke contact with Al Qaeda as we were working with them in Chechnya, and continue to do so in Syria, Libya, and Iraq with Isis.  No Eric, administration stenographers don't widely report these stories, but only parrot the official narratives, which these intelligence agencies don't believe themselves.  But, for some reason, you take that as fact, and give it credence.  Why?  Are you naive about the need to report what a reporter is fed to continue that contact?  Or, are is your memory that short that you forget to put those grains of salt in your understanding?  I've wasted too much time on a fool.  

Rix1
Rix1

Wait! Pete Sessions thinks the moon landing was made up?

Sharon_Moreanus
Sharon_Moreanus topcommenter

Fuck him. He doesn't live in his district (shithole 8547 Southwestern #1197) or in Texas.

He lives in Winter Park, Florida when he isn't at thier second home in Aspen.

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

Texas Republican electees are dumber than ditch water.  So are the fools that vote for them. 

rubberduky
rubberduky

I hate to sound insensitive but, ...WHO FUCKING CARES about the JFK thing. I live here in Dallas too, and I see a head statue of his face every day at Parkland Hospital, and while he was a great president..... He's dead. Why do people carry on about DEAD people as if some new shit is gonna' bring em' back to life. Until someone invents a time machine to backward then move on and focus on the present and future. Bunch o' pansies ya'll are.

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

A politician says "I don't know", that deserves at least a B.

A D grade is more appropriate when a politician says something along the lines of "the science is settled" or "the debate is over", which actually means the opposite.

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

@Sharon_Moreanus

My opinion of Sessions just shot up a few notches.

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

@Myrna

Try live minnows.

James_the_P3
James_the_P3

@rubberduky He wasn't a great president.  He was a mediocre president, and that's being generous out of respect for the dead.


Oswald did him a favor.  He would have lost the 1964 election and would have spent the rest of his life, which probably wouldn't have been very long given his manifold ailments, in tremendous physical and mental pain.  But as it is, he's remembered as a martyr and as a far better president than he actually was.

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

@Myrna

We know who killed him, don't we?

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

&Myrna

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