The incoming chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) is getting right down to business. Among other things, he wants to know why the Obama administration is trying so hard to downplay the threat of terrorism and why the Department of Homeland Security has been “mismanaged” and “dysfunctional.”
McCaul has already scheduled a meeting with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to discuss his lengthy list of grievances regarding how the Obama administration has failed to address the “T-word.”
“There is definitely an attempt to downgrade the threat [of terrorism] by the administration,” McCaul told FoxNews.com. “They don’t use the T-word.”
According to the 50-year-old Republican, the Department of Homeland Security is “mismanaged, dysfunctional and wasting money.” In fact, the inefficiency of the department concerns McCaul so badly, scheduling a meeting with Napolitano was one of the first things he did following his appointment as chairman.
“It’s an important and difficult job to run this department, but I think she can be doing a better job,” McCaul told FoxNews.com.
The administration infamously labeled the 2009 Fort Hood shootings as “workplace violence” despite the fact that the shooter who killed 13 people, Army Maj. Nidal Hasan, was an Islamic extremist who had been communicating with radical Islamic cleric Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen. Additionally, the White House came under fire again when it tried to blame the Sept. 11 terrorist attack in Benghazi on an anti-Muslim YouTube video instead of terrorism, even though there was intelligence that suggested terrorist involvement. Four Americans, including a U.S. ambassador, died in the attack.