Top Dem Worked For ‘Terror High’ Post-9/11.
by: AAN Staff
The battle for a must-win Virginia congressional district has taken a surprising turn.
Per the Washington Post:
RICHMOND — The battle for Republican Dave Brat’s suburban Richmond congressional seat has spawned a flurry of TV ads on a subject few saw coming as the midterms kicked off: Democrat Abigail Spanberger’s substitute-teaching job at a Saudi-funded Islamic school in Northern Virginia.
Spanberger taught English literature at the Islamic Saudi Academy in Alexandria for part of the 2002-2003 school year as she was waiting out the long security-clearance process needed to work as a postal inspector and CIA officer.
Critics have dubbed it “Terror High” because some students joined al-Qaeda years after graduating. Spanberger received two federal security clearances after disclosing her teaching work to the Postal Service and the CIA, which eventually sent her overseas as a covert agent fighting terrorism.
The Congressional Leadership Fund, a super PAC aligned with House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.), aired an anti-Spanberger ad last week that centered on her work at the school.
One former student plotted to assassinate President Bush. Police arrested another attempting to bring a butcher knife on an airplane. Even Chuck Schumer called for the school to be shut down.