Pete Hoekstra is still beating the dead horse that John Brennan should be fired even though the Republicans used to like Brennan when he was working for Republicans and latching onto one comment about whether the underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was working alone or not.
Coming from a guy who can't keep his mouth shut when it comes to leaking national security issues every time someone lets him know what's going on, Hoekstra preaching to anyone about national security is a joke. Hoekstra cares about terrorism if he thinks it can score him political points and if he can use scaring the public on terrorism to raise some money. Don't count on Greta to ever point that out but Think Progress did a good job here.
Rep. Peter Hoekstra (R-MI), the ranking member on the House intelligence committee and a candidate for governor of Michigan, is continuing his efforts to score political points off the attempted Christmas day airline bombing. In a fundraising letter acquired by the Grand Rapids Press, Hoekstra writes, “Barack Obama’s policies may impress the ‘Blame America First’ crowd at home and his thousands of fans overseas, but they sure don’t do anything to protect our families in Michigan or the rest of America.” To justify this attack of treasonous presidential behavior, Hoekstra claimed Department of Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano said “the system worked”
In fact, Napolitano said that “the system” worked “once the incident occurred” — referring only to the post-incident response — a comment similar to ones made by the Bush administration. She has since made clear that the system of preventing such attacks “did not work.” “If you agree that we need a Governor who will stand up the Obama/Pelosi efforts to weaken our security,” Hoekstra writes, “please make a most generous contribution of $25, $50, $100 or even $250 to my campaign.”