Like the energizer bunny, Homeland Insecurity chieftain, Janet Napolitano never stops. Insulting returning American military personnel and others who support the Constitution and honor life isn’t enough for her. When she tires of those targets, there are always the Canadians for her to hurl a few abusive invectives in their direction. And how about sounding off on repealing REAL ID, which thwarts terrorists?
Those remarks didn’t sit too well with Rep. James Sensenbrenner, (R-WI), a sponsor of the law, who said he was “angered” by Napolitano’s comments.
“The REAL ID Act was recommended by the 9/11 Commission as a necessary component to keeping America safe. As the Commission said in its report, ‘fraud in identification documents is no longer just a problem of theft.’ We learned in 2001, that the 9/11 plane hijackers each had multiple forms of ID from various states. In the hands of a terrorist, a U.S. driver’s license, or other form of valid ID, proves just as dangerous as a bomb,” Sensenbrenner said.
“We absolutely cannot just hand out state drivers’ licenses to anyone, whether they are here legally or illegally. Mandating proof of legally living in the U.S. for anyone seeking to obtain a driver’s license is a critical and necessary step to preserving the safety of our citizens and protecting our country from terrorists looking to exploit our system.”
Speaking out of both sides of her mouth makes it difficult for Napolitano to keep issues sorted. As of this posting, her department’s web site continues to espouse the law’s merits.
Read Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner statement issued in response to U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano’s remarks.