Thursday, April 18, 2013

Homeland Security Chairman in the Spotlight

As it becomes obvious that the Boston bombing was an act of terrorism, Americans are lucky to have Congressman Michael McCaul as Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee:

The Committee has oversight of the Department of Homeland Security ensuring it is able to carry out its core mission of protecting the American people from terrorist attacks.  As Chairman, McCaul will prioritize the threat of international and domestic terrorism, cyber security, airport security and fixing dysfunctional management within DHS which contributes to wasted taxpayer dollars, delayed security operations and corruption.

Rep. McCaul’s leadership was shown from the first moments of the terrorist act.  He was the first to come out and call this an act of terrorism. 

“This pressure cooker device I think is insightful because it is the weapon of choice by the terrorists in the Middle East. We’ve seen this device go off against our soldiers in Afghanistan, in Pakistan, and Iraq,” McCaul said.

McCaul said this is the exact same device used by the 2010 Times Square bomber.

“In terms of foreign domestic, we can’t answer that question, specific leads, you know, the Saudi washed out,” McCaul said.

. . ..  “This is the biggest event really since 9/11 on American soil, and we have to get to the bottom of it, we have to throw every resource we have,” McCaul said.

Right now Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano is testifying in front of Chairman McCaul’s committee.  Go here for updates.

Chairman McCaul will be the keynote speaker next Friday at the RNLA National Policy Conference in Washington, DC.  

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