Janet Napolitano is stepping down as Homeland Security Secretary.That's not news. It was leaked and soon afterwards, announced. But when the republicans heard this, they sent out their Texas mouthpiece, the ever forgettable and mostly regrettable Representative Mike McCaul to announce his choices for Napolitano's replacement.
Now somehow, either I got things wrong, or the little Texan with the big mouth did. I was under the impression that cabinet level posts are appointed by the president.The pick is his, the senate confirms (or in the McConnell senate) filibusters. I don't see anywhere in the process where the House has any say.
On Sunday, here's what went down with warmonger, Mike McCaul," according to TPM Livewire:
Rep. Mike McCaul (R-TX), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, mentioned three possible people that House Republicans would probably like to see replace Janet Napolitano, the secretary of homeland security who announced Friday she would resign from her post in September to become president of the University of California system.
McCaul named Thad Allen, the retired commandant of the Coast Guard, Ray Kelly, the New York Police commissioner, and William Bratton, who has headed up the New York, Los Angeles and Boston police departments.
"I think any three of those coming in would gain much respect from House Republicans and could help us at a time when we're really trying to push this border security measure out of the House of Representatives," McCaul said on "Fox News Sunday."
I'm thrilled McCaul has some suggestions. And I have one for him. Shut the "F" up and do your job. Get your party's Speaker to move things along and bring an immigration bill to the floor.Debate what needs to be done for security purposes to keep our nation safe NOW! If President Obama wants your input, he'll ask for it.