Erroll Southers, a former FBI man and law enforcement official, was the president’s choice to run the TSA. But Southers hasn’t been confirmed by the Senate yet. It’s been since September when the confirmation process began in the Senate, and still no confirmation. Why?
Jim DeMint (R-South Wingnuttia).
DeMint put a hold on the nomination because Southers wouldn’t say whether he supported unions for TSA screeners. Unions!
Bruce Hoffman, a professor at Georgetown University and expert on security matters, said he wouldn’t lay the blame for the Detroit incident entirely on the TSA. But he said the agency can better respond with a confirmed leader in charge.
“We will suffer by not having a leader,” he said.
So here we have Senate Republicans who are filibustering spending for the troops, and putting holds on TSA officials, leaving the agency without leadership.
Tell me again how the Republicans support the troops while being tough on the evildoers.