TOPEKA, Kan. — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is giving Kansas legislators extraordinary private briefings about undisclosed security issues.Kansas House members boarded National Guard buses Tuesday for a briefing at a former Air Force base south of Topeka involving DHS and arranged by Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt’s office. Democrats had a separate briefing first, followed by Republicans.Reporters and staffers were not allowed on the buses before they left the Statehouse. Deputy Attorney General Jay Scott Emler, a former state Senate majority leader, said in a letter Tuesday to the Kansas House speaker that the briefings should be given in closed party caucuses, which are allowed under the state’s open meetings law.
Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley, a Topeka Democrat and the Legislature’s longest-serving member, said he cannot recall a similar briefing in his 44 years as a lawmaker. Senators expect their DHS briefings by next week.
This lawmaker says …nothing to be concerned about….REALLY?
Is Mike Pompeo not from Kansas? Why more meetings? Why have the lawmakers separated? Different briefings? What is going on? A divided country wants to know. These guys were in uniform.
I am a bit concerned.
Local news has video at below link.
Some legislators playing it down.
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