The latest message from Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (VA-10) is something I’d expect from one of those right-wing outfits like NewsMax, or from a more extreme Congressperson like Steve King (R-IA). But coming from a supposed moderate in a diverse, well-educated district in Northern Virginia, this is a unprecedented. Barbara Comstock is a very clever politician so she should know better. If I was one of her supporters, I’d be insulted.
Comstock either believes that federal maximum security prisons are so insecure that terrorists could end up on the loose, or she thinks her supporters are dumb enough to believe it. Either way, not good. The truth is that nobody has ever escaped from such a prison, as confirmed by Politifact.
Will Comstock walk this one back? Of course not. This is just another cynical ploy to dupe her supporters into giving her money.