Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is following President Barack Obama’s lead in reaching out to House Republicans.
Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), ranking member of the House Homeland Security Committee, met privately with Napolitano Thursday morning and said he was encouraged by her promise during their discussion to meet with Republicans on the committee once a month.
Oh what the heck. Keep reaching out. It’s never hurt us before, right, Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.)?
Wrong. He called for Napolitano’s resignation. He’s not reciprocating to her reachy outiness in the least:
“At this time, I don’t see anything that makes me more confident about the safety of our country, our lives, and our property while Napolitano is in charge,” he said in an e-mailed response. “Furthermore, last week President Obama made a big show surrounding his meeting with Republicans and then spent the following week mischaracterizing the discussions. I will not gamble away our nation’s security with more of the administration’s PR stunts.”
This from the party of PR stunts. Kettle? Pot on line one.
King would not discuss calls for Napolitano’s resignation within his conference and instead said he was impressed by her offer to meet one-on-one and continue appearing privately before Republicans once a month.
Peter King as the voice of reason. Be afraid. Be very afraid.