Rep. Scott Taylor of Virginia and the missing investigation

Congress should probe whether Virginia Republican threatened to blow up Numbers USA

In this Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, photo, Virginia’s 2nd District Congressman Scott Taylor speaks during an interview in his campaign office in Virginia Beach, Va. Mr. Taylor is among a cadre of former Navy SEALs who’ve recently ascended to major ... more >

By Judson Phillips - - Wednesday, December 27, 2017

In early December, a political disagreement got very nasty. One of the parties to the disagreement is Rep. Scott Taylor, a former Navy Seal and now congressman from Virginia. The other parties are groups that oppose giving amnesty to illegal aliens through the DACA or deferred action for childhood arrivals programs.
Mr. Taylor is one of 34 Republicans who have signed a letter supporting some type of congressional action of the DACA program. The DACA program was simply a backdoor amnesty program first proposed by the Obama regime. President Trump has said the program exceeded the authority of the President to create, simply by executive order. He wants a fix.
The problem is, many Republicans are listening to the Chamber of Commerce instead of real Americans and are supporting DACA as a path to amnesty for millions of illegal aliens.
Enter Mr. Taylor and his dispute.
Numbers USA, a group that opposes illegal immigration, took out an ad taking Mr. Taylor to task for his support of DACA and backdoor amnesty. Mr. Taylor fought back on his Facebook page, first calling Numbers USA a “scumbag” group, then changing it to a “bottom feeding” group.
Mr. Taylor has repeatedly claimed President Trump’s rhetoric hurts the Republican Party, went full Trump on Numbers USA. But then, the story gets even more interesting.
According to some people at Numbers USA, on Friday Dec. 8, Mr. Taylor called the offices of Numbers USA. According to Numbers USA, at first, he screamed obscenities at the staff, then asked for the address of the group and threatened to “blow them up.”
That threat should alarm any sane person, particularly considering Mr. Taylor is a former Navy Seal and presumably has some experience blowing things up. At least one news source that reported this story asked Mr. Taylor’s office for a comment. None was provided though Mr. Taylor’s office later issued a statement denying he made those threats.
This story is disturbing, but there is a bigger question that should be asked. Where is the congressional investigation on this incident?
Calling an advocacy group and screaming obscenities at them is certainly beneath the dignity of a sitting U.S. congressman.
Many establishment Republicans were very interested in an investigation of Roy Moore because of events that occurred thirty or more years ago. How about an investigation of a very disturbing incident that occurred this month?
The purpose of an investigation is to determine what really happened.
The truth is Mr. Taylor made those threats, he did not make those threats or something in the middle is actually what happened. Only 435 Americans get to serve in Congress. A congressman who would call up an advocacy group and cuss them out because of a difference in policy is someone who should not be in Congress.
If Mr. Taylor really did make threats to blow up this group, he should be expelled from Congress.
And that is why a serious investigation is needed.
Unfortunately for the Americans who expect serious investigations from Congress, it probably won’t happen. Members of Congress have a habit of protecting their own, at least until the point it becomes a political liability. And this story clearly has not gotten there yet.
But someone in authority needs to be asking the question, “What did you say, Congressman Taylor, and when did you say it?”