GOP Rep. Herger Praises Self-Identified Right-Wing Terrorist As a ‘Great American’

Rep. Wally Herger
Rep. Wally Herger
Was Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh a “great American?” How about Olympic Park bomber Eric Rudolph?

In light of his statements during a town hall on Aug. 18, it would be good to hear whether Rep. Wally Herger, a Republican representing a rural district near the California-Oregon border, agrees that these killers are “great Americans.”

At the town hall, Herger — a Mormon and former oil executive who has served in Congress since 1987 — first stoked hatred for the U.S. government by right-wingers in the crowd of 2,000 by spuriously claiming that health-insurance reform is dangerous: