JANET HASN’T READ IT EITHER
Posted by Andrew Roman on May 18, 2010
It’s a trend among the very best lip-flappers in Obama Country.
But it isn’t surprising.
If the nation’s top law enforcement official – Attorney General Eric Holder – isn’t going to bother to take the time to read the contents of the new Arizona Illegal Alien law before opening his gob to publicly criticize it, why should we expect any different from the second-most “in-over-your-head” member of the Obama team (after Obama himself)?
On April 26th, Homeland Security Secretary, Janet Napolitano, said that Arizona’s illegal immigration law was “misguided.” A day later, she said that the new law could “detract from and siphon resources that we need to focus on those in the country illegally who are committing serious crimes.” She said she had “deep concerns” about the law and thought it could wind up creating “undue” barriers between victims and police.
On May 2nd, Napolitano called the new law “a shame.” She went on to say that “this is the type of law I would veto when I was governor. It is bad for law enforcement. It takes law enforcement off the streets looking at the types of crimes they need to prioritize.” She added that the law “does and can invite racial profiling.”
But how would she know?
She hasn’t read the thing.
From Real Clear Politics:
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano admits she hasn’t read the Arizona immigration law, but passed judgment on it anyway. “That’s not the kind of law I would have signed,” she declared.
“I believe it’s a bad law enforcement law. I believe it mandates and requires local enforcement and puts them in a position many do not want to be placed in,” Napolitano said.
“When I was dealing with laws of that ilk, most of the law enforcement agencies in Arizona at that time were opposed to such legislation,” she claimed.
She was being questioned by Senator John McCain on Capitol Hill who asked, “Have you had a chance to review the new law that was passed by the State of Arizona?”
Napolitano replied, “I have not reviewed it in detail. I certainly know of it, Senator.”
It’s the same answer she could have given had she been asked, “Are you at all familiar with the Constitution?”