Thursday, July 19, 2012
Janet Napolitano Ducks and Dodges Today Before Congress
Janet Napolitano-2010 Fousesquawk Jerk of the Year
Today, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano testified before the House. In her usual style, she ducked virtually every question from the Republican representatives, while being fed set-up questions from the Democrats like Judy Chu of California. Especially hard on Napolitano was Louie Gohmert (R-TX). He wanted to know if Mohamed Elibiary, who was appointed as an advisor to Homeland Security by Napolitano, had accessed classified information from DHS computers. (Elibiary spoke at a convention in 2004 honoring the Ayatollah Khomeini. He is known to have accessed information from DHS computers, which he used to embarrass Texas Governor Rick Perry.) Naturally, Gohmert was unable to get any straight answers from Napolitano.
It is astonishing how this woman can't give a straight answer to questions even ones that we know the answers. She couldn't answer whether Border Patrol agent Brian Terry (as previously reported) was firing beanbags when he was killed by automatic weapons along the border in December 2010-thanks to Operation Fast and Furious.
Napolitano even repeated the absurd statement that the US-Mexico border is the most secure4d it has been in decades. She disputed statistics from the Nogales, Arizona PD stating that virtually all major crimes have skyrocketed.
The below testimony was carried by C-SPAN
Congress might as well have had a duck testifying today. Come to think of it, we might as well have a duck in charge of Homeland Security.