“I really think he shouldn’t have spoken out so publicly about Congresswoman Bachmann. How does that help him? I mean seriously, how does that help them? I don’t know that it does. We’re a base that’s pretty important in this election,” he said, adding that he thinks most Tea Party activists side with Bachmann and not Boehner in this case. The response shows just how central fighting the perceived threat of Islamic infiltration and Shariah law has become in the Tea Party movement in recent years.
Zawistowski said Boehner’s comments speak to a bigger problem in Washington with political correctness. “You know, we’ve been asking a lot the question: What is treason today? What is our definition of treason? To me, it means you’re conspiring to overthrow the government of our country. And we seem to find a lot of people that are doing that on our soil. I mean, what are they teaching in the mosques? They’re teaching jihad, right?” he said.
Zawistowski continued, “Yes, we’re a free country, and that’s a disadvantage at times because our free speech and our laws allow people to operate in our country that certainly couldn’t operate in the Soviet Union or China or anything like that, but where’s the line?”