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WASHINGTON — Sen. Mark Dayton (search) has decided to shut down his Senate office on Capitol Hill until after the election on Nov. 2 because of what he considers to be "an unacceptably greater risk" to the safety of his staff and constituents.
Dayton, D-Minn., said he made the decision based on a top secret intelligence briefing he and other members received on national security. His staff will move from the Russell Senate Office Building (search) to his Minnesota office and to Senate space off Capitol Hill.
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I know everyone is one edge, but is up with this guy? Guess I should restock my Y2K bunker huh?
[edit on 10/12/2004 by bobafett1972]
Originally posted by snoopy
Don't these threats stike anyone as scare tactics? I mean even if done under the best intentions. It's always something like "We have a high threat level, we just don't know who, where, what, when, or how, we just know we may be in great danger".
"I got the same briefing he did. So did 534 other senators and congressmen," said Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y. "Obviously, there's a high threat to the country -- New York and Washington are always in the cross hairs. But it's no different now than it was a month ago or two months ago."
"Why he's decided to do this -- either he's overreacting, whether he's showboating or what, I really don't know -- but he's sending a terrible signal to the country that's really an abdication of responsibility and leadership."
But Dayton responded that protecting staff members was more important than sending a signal.
"To leave our young staffs there as human shields so we can make a statement, I think, is the height of irresponsibility," he told Blitzer