Skip to comments.Calls for Homeland Security Chief to Resign Increasing
Posted on 04/25/2009 5:03:31 AM PDT by marktwain
AXcess News) New York - Congresswoman Mary Fallin (R-OK) said Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is "out of touch with mainstream America" if she believes that returning war veterans and people who believe in the Second Amendment pose a terrorism threat to the nation.
"Like most Oklahomans I was amazed at her statements and actions this week," Fallin said. "First she approved a report that implied members of the armed forces returning from combat would follow in the footsteps of Timothy McVeigh. Then she insulted our friends in Canada by falsely claiming the 9/11 terrorists came from there. Is this really a person that should be speaking on behalf of our nation?"
Napolitano noticeably demonstrates that she is incapable of protecting America from the threat of Islamic terrorism. She must be fired immediately if our country is going to be safe in the coming years, according to MoveForwardAmerica.org, an organization that supports the US military as well as federal, state and local law enforcement officials.
The latest example of her incompetence to serve as the top person at Homeland Security came when she wrongly claimed this week that the 9/11 terrorists came through Canada to launch the attack, even though not one of the radical Muslims traveled through our northern neighbor.
"How could the head of our security be so ignorant?" asks a Move Forward America press statement.
"Her earlier statement this week impugning most American conservatives, like myself, as possible terrorists set off another firestorm of criticism of the DHS Secretary," it said.
Last week, Napolitano released a report saying that returning veterans from Iraq or Afghanistan should be watched as they could become domestic conservative terrorists.
As a result of report, the FBI went so far as to film the recent tea party protests of loyal Americans because of warnings that conservatives could become terrorist threats.
Napolitano approved release of a report last week implying that a variety of groups, including veterans, pro life activists, and supporters of gun rights, could be potential anti-government terrorists. She also said Wednesday that the 9/11 terrorists entered the country from Canada, when in fact they came from overseas.
"With her ignorance about Islamic terrorism, no wonder she is wasting time examining our troops, anti-tax, pro-life, pro-2nd Amendment and other conservative groups," states Move Forward America.
"It is clear that Napolitano has no clue about the details of what happened to America on September 11, 2001. And she has offended our brave and selfless troops who have protected us since that infamous day of attacks on America's homeland. Her outlook and priorities are exactly backward and plainly dangerous.
"Napolitano is unfit to serve as secretary of Homeland Security and President Obama must fire her before she causes more damage to our country."
The non-profit organization points to Napolitano's claim that the Canadian border is a sieve for terrorists entering America, ignoring the fact that she ignored illegal immigration coming into Arizona while she was Governor. When Napolitano declared a "state of emergency," she deployed 54 National Guardsmen.
"I've seen more National Guard troops deployed for a snowstorm," said political consultant Mike Baker.
When asked if she was referring to the 9-11 terrorists coming into the US from Canada, Napolitano added: "Not just those but others as well."
Napolitano's latest gaffe irritated Canada's leaders, who reminded her that none of the 9/11 terrorists who destroyed the Twin Towers and hit the Pentagon came through Canada.
"Unfortunately, misconceptions arise on something as fundamental as where the 9-11 terrorists came from," said Michael Wilson, Canada's ambassador in Washington.
"As the 9-11 commission reported in 2004, all of the 9-11 terrorists arrived in the United States from outside North America. They flew to major U.S. airports. They entered the U.S. with documents issued by the United States government and no 9-11 terrorists came from Canada."
"We don't think it is that hard to tell the difference from our neighbors in Canada and Islamic terrorists. But what could you expect from someone who thinks that returning troops from Iraq and Afghanistan are a great threat to America. How utterly outrageous!" said the Move America Forward press statement.
She hasn’t resigned yet? WTF is she waiting for?
The former Jack Napolitano needs to be sent packing.
So far it’s only Republicans asking her to resign I think. If a prominent Dem asked her to step down you would know her job is in serious jeopardy.
Come on markTwain,
Don’t ya feel safer just knowing Janet Napolitano is head of our homeland security?
Yes, she should resign or be fired. Her obvious lack of concern for certain segments of the population says it all. She is not doing her job.
Isn’t it true that she sent (as Governor) the National Guard to the border without any weapons? And if she resigns, does she come back to AZ? (shudder)
Janet’s not the problem, boys and girls.
She KNOWS what she and her ilk have in store for us.
She has figured out that we’re LIKELY to revolt, and she has ACCURATELY figured out who is most likely to be the “problem” for this buncha Facists.
Welcome to the militia.
Lock and load—We won’t have time to vote again.
The Dyke should get on her trike and get out of town.
cc: Director, Homeland Security - She is going to see this ;-)
She should resign.
No, she is doing her job. She is no rogue. She is singing the Party Line. Don't kid yourself, this is top down. This has Rahm and crowd's fingerprints all over it.
The sad thing is, after she gets the heave ho everyone will walk away thinking we're safe. Problem solved. The same planning will continue, we just won't know about it.
Singing the party line is not doing your job. She is there to protect all Americans; therefore she is not doing her job.
Just saw on FoxNews the head of American Legion describing Napolitano’s `apology’ to his organization.
Details of the `apology’, anyone? Sounds phony to this vet.
Both those men are ugly.
There’s no resemblance really other than they are both men.
Seems like a win/win to me. She gets kicked out of this position and Arizona is free of her! Hence, we all win a little in the fight against illegal immigration w/o her fighting us for the other side
My point is, she is doing what BO put her there to do. And this is a point that seems to escape most of America, including the American Legion.
This comes all the way from the top, and just getting rid her is like putting a band aid on a melanoma.