Repost: The Washington Times – The Washington Times – Tuesday, September 4, 2018
GOP Rep. Dave Brat on Tuesday said voters in Virginia’s 7th congressional district deserve to know more about Democratic opponent Abigail Spanberger’s work at the Islamic Saudi Academy in Northern Virginia.
“I do think it is an issue,” Mr. Brat told radio host John Fredericks. “I think it’s a big deal, and we’ll see – we’ll see what the voters want to know the basic facts, and so far they have not been reported.”
The United States Postal Service said last week it improperly released Ms. Spanberger’s personnel file and security clearance application, which contained information tied to her work as a substitute English teacher at the Islamic Saudi Academy in Northern Virginia.
The school has been a longtime target of national politicians who have expressed concern about known and suspected terrorists who attended.
“Why does she hide this from voters? Why isn’t this teaching at [the] Islamic Saudi Terror High on her resume? And if that’s not there, what else isn’t there?” he said.
Mr. Brat is running for re-election in the Republican-leaning district, which stretches from the Richmond area up near Washington, D.C.’s outer suburbs, in a race several political handicappers now say is a toss-up.
Ms. Spanberger, a former federal agent with the postal inspection service and CIA case officer, responded by saying that Mr. Brat’s attempts to question her “strong national security and law enforcement background are desperate and weak.”
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