Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano To Resign

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I'm betting she's running out that door, no looking back. She's been one of the GOP'rs favorite pinatas.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano plans to step down from her cabinet position in order to become president of the University of California system, ABC News has learned.

“”For more than four years I have had the privilege of serving President Obama and his Administration as the Secretary of Homeland Security,” Napolitano said in a statement on Friday. “The opportunity to work with the dedicated men and women of the Department of Homeland Security, who serve on the frontlines of our nation’s efforts to protect our communities and families from harm, has been the highlight of my professional career.”

Napolitano, who has been serving in her current post since 2009, was the first woman to helm of the Department of Homeland Security. A Democrat, she previously served as governor of Arizona from 2003 to 2009 and before that was the state’s attorney general.

Napolitano notified President Obama of her decision to step down a month ago, sources say. She is planning to leave her post in early September.

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  • Kasha Knish

    Interesting that she is heading for Cali and avoiding Arizona where she was governor. I don't blame her and am looking forward to hearing positive things.

    XOXOXO,

    from a graduate of the UC System