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Leahy Likens Palestinians to His Irish Ancestors, Urges Rejection of Kyl Amendment

You know, I have to think back -- I read about my family 150 years or so [ago] when they came to Vermont, on my father's side, the Irish. I'm sure we had a law like this in place; it is questionable whether they could have come in. The Irish were fighting to keep their land. If they were fighting to keep their rights, fighting for the ability to vote, and they live[d] in what is now the republic of Ireland, they were considered terrorists.

Thanks to Mondoweiss for pointing out the speech.