House Republicans say Napolitano should go


House Republicans are calling on Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to step down or be fired in the wake of a controversial department memo that has sparked indignant battle cries from conservatives and some veterans.

“Singling out political opponents for working against the ruling party is precisely the tactic of every tyrannical government from Red China to Venezuela," said Texas Rep. John Carter, a member of the party's elected leadership who has organized an hour of floor speeches Wednesday night to call for Napolitano's ouster. “The first step in the process is creating unfounded public suspicion of political opponents, followed by arresting and jailing any who continue speaking against the regime.”

In particular, conservative members of the Republican Study Committee raised repeated concerns about the report and Napolitano's subsequent defense of its findings on Wednesday, calling on party leaders to raise the issue with President Barack Obama during a White House meeting on Thursday.

Napolitano has also come under criticism by both Canada and Mexico for her comments on the borders. John Carter is a smart guy whose was a judge before being elected to Congress. His comments on arresting and jailing political opponents is also applicable to the torture debate. It is ironic that some one like Patrick Leahy who thinks he is above the law with it comes to national securities would be pushing this latest witch hunt. I have minimum respect for the guy.


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