The USA had THE MOST QUALIFIED nominee in the nation at its doorstep to become the TSA's Secretary, but, the hatred Senator Jim DeMint has for the Obama Administration and the working class American stopped the nominee to be seated and then to be pressured to withdraw his nomination.
There is no other reason for the withdrawal of Erroll Southers nomination EXCEPT hatred. Pure unadultered hatred.
The nominee, Erroll Southers, is a former FBI special agent and assistant chief for homeland security and intelligence at Los Angeles World Airports Police Department.
His nomination has been approved by two U.S. Senate committees and the TSA is being led by an acting administrator pending a vote in the full Senate.
When the incident occurred in Amsterdam, the new Secretary of the TSA should have already been seated.Cindy Saine
20 January 2010
..."Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab should not have stepped onto a plane on Christmas Day," he declared. "The counterterrorism system collectively failed and I along with Director [of National Intelligence Dennis] Blair and Secretary [of Homeland Security Janet] Napolitano and others want to tell you and the American people the same thing we told the president, that we have to do better," he said.
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab allegedly tried to detonate a homemade bomb onboard the Northwest Airlines flight, but it failed to detonate....
The harassment of Erroll Southers by Senator Jim DeMint was an act of distain of the Obama Administration and the rights of the Working Class American. Senators use their legislative powers to embarrass elected officials in their choices of nomination. It is the only reason DeMint placed a hold on the nominee to the TSA.
Erroll Southers is eminently qualified for that position and his absence from the capacity of Secretary of the TSA may indeed have been the 'missing link' between stopping Umar Abdulmatallab from boarding the plane in Amsterdam.
That reality belongs on the shoulders of only one man and that is the irresponsible and politically driven Jim DeMint.
Every Working Class American has the right, with or without Erroll Southers at the TSA, to organize under collective bargaining laws. The assertion that such a legal capacity of TSA workers should be barred from occurring is against established laws in the USA. DeMint is guilty of obstructing the best outcome of the USA National Security by oppossing the legal rights of any Working Class American to Collective Bargaining. DeMint is an out of control ideologue.
DeMint has too much power at his disposal and should be reviewed for his misuse of it by the Senate Ethics Committee. It is not ENOUGH that a Senator is allowed such power. There are reasons for it to exist, BUT, "Abuse of Power" should never be allowed.
DeMint abused the powers of his office in holding the nomination of Erroll Southers from taking his position as Secretary of the Transportation Safety Administration. In doing so, he interrupted vital functions of that agency, hence, causing a diminished capacity of the USA National Security.
I demand DeMint be reviewed for abuse of power and censured in his capacity to interfer with the National Security of the USA.
Erroll Southers is eminantly qualified for the position of Secretary to the TSA and should have been seated long before December 25, 2009. IN THAT is a stark reality that the USA's capacity for National Security was breached.
According to Mr. Southers, the chemicals used in the bomb maker's chosen weapon IS/ARE detectable by 'sniffer dog' and could have been detected. THAT is a fact NO ONE knew EXCEPT Mr. Southers. I propose, by not being seated in the capacity to protect people from the reality of the lack of that information CAUSED the incident that could have been a tragedy on December 25, 2009.
I, again, demand the Senate Ethics Panel review DeMint for abuse of power considering Mr. Southers qualifications and his knowledge of his craft in light of the 'near miss' of December 25, 2009.
DeMint needs to be censured.