Obama Fires Head Of Department Of Homeland Security
AUTHOR Cyrus Massoumi
July 12, 2013 8:54am PST
With the multiple scandals currently engulfing the White House, it seems as though there is more bad news each day. Today, however, we bring you some good news: Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will resign today.
Napolitano is the first woman to ever hold the position. And as you may know, she is one of the mst progressive Democrats in government.
Napolitano was largely responsible for some of the most sizable government power-grabs of our generation. To name just a one example, she allowed the DHS to spy on veterans.
Here is Napolitano’s statement regarding her resignation:
“For more than four years I have had the privilege of serving President Obama and his Administration as the Secretary of Homeland Security. The opportunity to work with the dedicated men and women of the Department of Homeland Security, who serve on the frontlines of our nation’s efforts to protect our communities and families from harm, has been the highlight of my professional career. We have worked together to minimize threats of all kinds to the American public. The Department has improved the safety of travelers; implemented smart steps that make our immigration system more fair and focused while deploying record resources to protect our nation’s borders; worked with states to build resiliency and make our nation’s emergency and disaster response capabilities more robust; and partnered with the private sector to improve our cybersecurity. After four plus years of focusing on these challenges, I will be nominated as the next President of the University of California to play a role in educating our nation’s next generation of leaders. I thank President Obama for the chance to serve our nation during this important chapter in our history, and I know the Department of Homeland Security will continue to perform its important duties with the honor and focus that the American public expects.”
Barack Obama also put out a statement about Napolitano’s decision:
“I want to thank Secretary Napolitano for her outstanding work on behalf of the American people over the last four years. At the Department of Homeland Security, Janet’s portfolio has included some of the toughest challenges facing our country. She’s worked around the clock to respond to natural disasters, from the Joplin tornado to Hurricane Sandy, helping Americans recover and rebuild. Since day one, Janet has led my administration’s effort to secure our borders, deploying a historic number of resources, while also taking steps to make our immigration system fairer and more consistent with our values. And the American people are safer and more secure thanks to Janet’s leadership in protecting our homeland against terrorist attacks. I’ve come to rely on Janet’s judgment and advice, but I’ve also come to value her friendship. And as she begins a new chapter in a remarkable career of public service, I wish her the best of luck.”
Napolitano is leaving her government post to become the president of the University of California system.
Sherry Lansing, the regent who headed the UC president search committee, said, “While some may consider her to be an unconventional choice, Secretary Napolitano is without a doubt the right person at the right time to lead this incredible university. She will bring fresh eyes and a new sensibility — not only to UC, but to all of California. She will stand as a vigorous advocate for faculty, students and staff at a time when great changes in our state, and across the globe, are presenting as many opportunities as challenges.”
Good — let them have her! Napolitano is an extreme progressive, and belongs in liberal academia (as opposed to government, where her leftist views are forced onto citizens).