Sunday ABC’s “This Week With George Stephanopoulos,” took on a so-called “Texas-sized conspiracy theory,” which suggested Jade Helm, a military training operation in Texas, is actually a cover for eventual martial law.
Radio host Alex Jones, one of the theory’s main proponents, did not show up for his scheduled interview so the panel was left to discuss the ridiculousness of the theory.
National Review’s Rich Lowry said of Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), “They’re pandering to a vocal minority. I’m all in favor of a healthy distrust of the government but not paranoia. There are many threats to our liberty, the U.S. military isn’t one of them. Federal-controlled Texas was established in the mid-19th century by President Polk. the idea that they’re going to retake Texas is nonsense.”
Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren said, “Whatever happened to the telephone? Why in the world isn’t Governor Abbott speaking with the Pentagon, the Pentagon speaking with the governor? How we let things deteriorate in this country that everyone goes to the internet and goes basically wild. It’s a lot because our leaders are not showing a whole lot of leadership and giving instruction to the American people. When I was on the air I got a million e-mails about this, like that Texas was somehow under siege or something. It was pretty crazy. The problem is i do fault our leaders. They’re supposed to lead.”
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