...over another failed nominee.
In a statement, Erroll Southers said he is withdrawing because his nomination has become a lightning rod for those with a political agenda. Mr. Obama tapped Mr. Southers to lead the TSA in September but his confirmation has been blocked by Republican Sen. Jim DeMint, who says he's worried Mr. Southers would allow TSA employees to join a labor union.
The White House, which was defending Southers earlier this month, said the president has accepted Mr. Southers' decision with great sadness.
Great sadness, right? How about a sigh of relief?
As Erick rightly alerted us, this clown of a nominee thought Americans were more of a threat to our nation than actual terrorists:
Southers identifies pro-life groups and anti-government activists as particular problems.
Yes, you read that right. Mr. Southers is worried more about tea party activists than Islamic terrorists.
Mr. Southers also thinks that America itself is to blame for the terrorist attacks. Had we not sided with Israel and France, which he says is an anti-Islamic nation, we would not be attacked by Islamic extremists.
Not so fast. Erroll Southers says the thought that terrorists are all Middle-Eastern and Islamic is a misconception. According to Erroll Southers, we’ve overrated the threat posed by Islamic radicals and we need to focus on pro-lifers and Christians instead.
Dear President Obama, how about screening future nominees better (h/t Erick) than TSA agents screen passengers?
I'm just sayin'