Parker Griffith is the Democrat in North Alabama who said America's greatest enemy is America.
Well, he is in full-bore coverup mode now.
Parker Griffith claims his remarks were taken out of context. He says
"I don't think anyone in the room misunderstood what I was saying," Griffith said. "I was in a room full of Baptist ministers, and we were talking about religion, not matters of national security. The point I was making was that if we are strong in our Christian beliefs, that is stronger than any Islamic threat.
But, let's look at the question that was asked.
Here is the questionnaire for the debate.
Question twelve asks, "Who do you think America's greatest enemy is and why?"
Parker Griffith's answer was, to repeat,
I think America's greatest enemy is America and its materialism.
And I think that . . . uh . . . we have nothing to fear from radical Islam. We have nothing to fear from any other religion if we are strong on our own beliefs. I don't fear radical Islam.
Sure, if we're strong in our Christian beliefs, we can be stronger than Islam.
But that still doesn't explain Griffith's initial statement that America's greatest enemy is America.