War on Terror

Airline Passengers Screened Better Than Obama Pick to Head TSA

| by FRC

What's the story on the President's choice to head the Transportation Security Administration (TSA)? Well, if you've traveled through airport security, blogger Erick Erickson says that you've probably been screened more thoroughly than this pick.

Among other things, Erroll Southers, the latest in the White House's parade of unqualified nominees, is on record saying that pro-lifers pose one of our nation's greatest security risks. In a video from 2008, Southers specifically targets "Christian identity" groups and anti-abortionists as a homegrown threat.

That's right. The man chosen to be first line of defense against another 9-11 is more worried about churchgoers than radical Islamic fundamentalists. Unfortunately, that makes him the perfect choice for Homeland Security's Janet Napolitano, who last year included pro-life and pro-marriage conservatives on the domestic "watch list."

So far, Southers is just parroting what the President's official policy has been all along: marginalizing values voters who don't see the federal government as the solution to every problem.

Adding to the controversy in the Senate over his confirmation, new reports have surfaced about possible ethics violations. That, along with other allegations, was enough for Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) to put a hold on the nominee until they can finish the vetting job that the White House apparently never started.

Join him in permanently grounding this airport boss. Call your Senators today and tell them to oppose Erroll Southers for TSA!