North Carolina Congress Members' Statements Draw Criticism

February 7, 2003

Source: Mercury News

On February 7, 2003 the Mercury News printed an editorial stating that, "[Republican Howard Coble,] a North Carolina congressman understandably drew San Jose Rep. Mike Honda's ire and Arab-Americans' criticism this week after he said the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II was for their own good... Coble's ignorance of history and of constitutional protections is particularly alarming. That's because he is the point person on legislation to expand surveillance and curb privacy protections, as chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security."