GOP Senator suggests White House host screening of shelved Sony film

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U.S. Sen. David Vitter, R-La., has come up with an ingenious proposal of how President Obama can respond to the North Korean cyber-attack on Sony Pictures, and it’s sure to fall within the guidelines of a “proportional response” the president vowed to take Friday during a year-end news conference.

In a letter to the president, Vitter said he should invite members of the 114th Congress to the White House in January for a screening of “The Interview,” according to Roll Call.

What better way to respond to all the saber rattling coming out of Pyongyang?

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Before boarding Air Force One for a flight to Hawaii, Obama criticized Sony for cancelling the screening of the film, saying the company “made a mistake.”

“We cannot have a society in which some dictator someplace can start imposing censorship here in the United States,” he said.

And thanks to Vitter’s clever idea, Obama now has the opportunity to back up his words.

“The policy of rewarding terrorists, authoritarianism, and cruelty with concessions should not be the legacy we pursue,” Vitter wrote. “Therefore, I ask that you host a screening of comedy film ‘The Interview’ for Members of Congress in the White House the week of January 5th, to be followed by a serious discussion of the strong, substantive retaliatory measures we plan to take as a nation against cyber attacks.”

The ball’s now in Obama’s court, but members of the new Congress may want to hold off on purchasing their popcorn until they see an invitation.


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