It turns out that Debra Medina, the Tea Party activist and candidate for the Republican gubernatorial nomination in Texas who clarified remarks yesterday that seemingly presented her as a 9/11 Truther, later that same day gave an interview in which she dignified both Trutherism and the Birthers.
“The 9/11 Commission report, you know, great sections of that are redacted and they’re top secret,” Medina said. “That makes us all wonder, ‘well what’s happening back there?’ The same is true with the birth certificate thing. I think it’s healthy that people are asking questions.”Yesterday, Medina had issued a statement that flat-out declared: “I have never been involved with the 9/11 truth movement, and there is no doubt in my mind that Muslim terrorists flew planes into those buildings on 9/11.” At the same time, though, she added: “The real underlying question here, though, is whether or not people have the right to question our government.” So while she might not be a Truther or a Birther, she fully respects the interest that people have in questioning the government about these things.
Here’s an excerpt from her TV interview yesterday:
(Via Ben Smith)