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Group to President Obama: Fire Napolitano Now

Following the release last week of the utterly indefensible DHS report titled, “Right-wing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment,” Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has reacted, effectively, with a yawn.

She issued a statement yesterday that fails to apologize and barely acknowledges the very alarming implications of the report.

We’ve covered this topic here at RedState (see here and here, e.g.), as have many others. Now, a group is calling for the head of Secretary of Department of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, at a new website, http://firenapolitano.com/.

The website focuses rightly on the unprecedented attack on law abiding Americans in the report – lumping returning veterans, pro-lifers, those who support tougher border security all into the category of “right wing extremists” apparently deserving of the attention of DHS. But it also focuses on what DHS may not be doing while it is pursuing a political agenda – for example, seemingly ignoring the very real threat of MS-13, a dangerous and ruthless El Salvadoran gang scattered throughout the United States.

Keep in mind that this is not the first time Napolitano has let politics interfere with justice. She served as legal adviser to Anita Hill and was directly involved with her entirely unsubstantiated claims against one of the best human beings in the world, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Roger Clegg commented about this on NRO last year.

Reasonable people can disagree about policies, but no leaders can be allowed to get away with the naked politicization of the law enforcement and national security function, and the folks at http://firenapolitano.com are calling her out for doing just that.