Taylor Criticizes Decision to Close House - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

IS SOUTH MISSISSIPPI AT RISK?

Taylor Criticizes Decision to Close House

Congressman Gene Taylor says there is work to do in the nation's capital, and he says the Senate wisely chose to stay on the job.

"I wish we had stayed in session. Everyone's trying to be agreeable because of the war situation, but I think this is one time where Gephart should have disagreed with Dennis Hastert and said we need to stay. They both came to the agreement, Democrats and Republicans, to shut the House down to test the ventilation systems."

"It's important to be prudent, and I think it's really important not to over-react. I fear that the speaker's call was an over-reaction."

Taylor says right now high profile people and symbols of America, like the pentagon and the U.S. Capitol, seem to be the intended terrorist targets.

"It was pretty clever, it was sick of them, but it was also pretty clever of them to target people in the media, because that way, they knew the story would get out, high profile people like Tom Brokaw, high profile people like some of the other folks at CBS, Dan Rather's assistant. But as a rule they have not shown up at small town America."

Taylor points that out a handful of terrorists can't be everywhere. Still, he reminds people to be careful.

"Should you take some precautions? Yes. Do I think the World Series could quite possibly be a target? Yes, I do, and I think I need to say that. Is Superbowl in New Orleans a target? Yes, I believe it, and I would discourage my own family from going to it. But I'm not going to discouage it from going to a Stanislaus game, the Bay High game, the Biloxi game, the George County game, the Hattiesburg High game, go about your lives."

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Jury to hear more evidence before deciding life or death for Scotty Street

    Jury to hear more evidence before deciding life or death for Scotty Street

    Thursday, July 27 2017 8:05 AM EDT2017-07-27 12:05:33 GMT
    Scotty Lakeith Street (Photo source: D'Iberville Police Dept.)Scotty Lakeith Street (Photo source: D'Iberville Police Dept.)

    A Jackson County jury has found Scotty Street guilty of capital murder in the 2014 stabbing death of Frankie Fairley.

    More >>

    A Jackson County jury will hear a second day of evidence before heading back to a conference room and determining whether Scotty Street should receive the death penalty. That jury found Street guilty of capital murder in the 2014 stabbing death of Frankie Fairley, the retired special education teacher from Hurley.

    More >>
  • D'Iberville hosts three-day redfish tournament

    D'Iberville hosts three-day redfish tournament

    Thursday, July 27 2017 8:01 AM EDT2017-07-27 12:01:30 GMT
    Fishermen set sail from the D'Iberville boat launch to compete in the Elite Redfish Series tournament (Photo Source: WLOX News Now)Fishermen set sail from the D'Iberville boat launch to compete in the Elite Redfish Series tournament (Photo Source: WLOX News Now)

    A three day fishing tournament brings some of the best professional anglers to South Mississippi. Opening ceremonies for the third and final event of the Yamaha Outboards Eastern Division Redfish Elite Tournament started at sunrise. Once the formal portion of the tournament ended, fishermen boarded their boats and headed out to reel in redfish.

    More >>

    A three day fishing tournament brings some of the best professional anglers to South Mississippi. Opening ceremonies for the third and final event of the Yamaha Outboards Eastern Division Redfish Elite Tournament started at sunrise. Once the formal portion of the tournament ended, fishermen boarded their boats and headed out to reel in redfish.

    More >>
  • WLOX Editorial: Time for Mississippi to do the same

    WLOX Editorial: Time for Mississippi to do the same

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 11:32 AM EDT2017-07-26 15:32:26 GMT

    This Friday and Saturday is the state of Mississippi's annual sales tax holiday. It's a chance to save 7% on clothing and shoes. This is a good thing, it gives parents an opportunity to save money on back to school clothes. 

    More >>

    This Friday and Saturday is the state of Mississippi's annual sales tax holiday. It's a chance to save 7% on clothing and shoes. This is a good thing, it gives parents an opportunity to save money on back to school clothes. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly