So this is what Senator Joe Lieberman said to the totally incompetent head of ICE Julie Myers during her “re-confirmation” hearings - which to me are a total and complete JOKE
WASHINGTON - Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman, ID-Conn., Thursday said he would support the nomination of Julie Myers to be Assistant Secretary of Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the Department of Homeland Security. The following is the opening statement the Senator made at her nomination hearing:
“Welcome Ms. Myers to this hearing on your nomination to continue as Assistant Secretary for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at the Department of Homeland Security. As you have experienced first hand, this Committee subjects the nominees who come before it to rigorous scrutiny. During your nomination hearing in 2005, I and several of my colleagues raised concerns about whether you had sufficient experience and managerial ability to lead an agency such as ICE - a big and complicated agency. I ultimately voted against your nomination in Committee because of those concerns. As you know the Senate never acted, but the President gave you a recess appointment. You have now been Assistant Secretary at ICE for more than a year and a half, and the relevant criterion now becomes whether you have been doing a good enough job running this important agency to have overcome my earlier concerns.All things considered, based on your performance and on more than 20 interviews conducted by members of Committee staff of people, inside ICE and outside of ICE, who have worked with you, I believe that you have what it takes to get the job done and will therefore vote to confirm your nomination.
Ok Senator Lieberman, let’s just IGNORE the fact that employers continue to go UNPUNISHED for hiring illegal aliens, that there are 600,000 criminal illegal alien fugitives now roaming our country, she let fugitive felon illegal alien Elvira Arellano hide out in a church FOR ONE YEAR and of course, the fence is still not built. She’s doing a bang up job I’d say.. perhaps she is doing something special for Joe Lieberman - that’s the only way to explain how he now seems to give her such a glowing recommendation, when in 2005 he has THIS to say about Julie Myers:
I have decided to oppose the confirmation of Julie Myers to lead the DHS Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. This is not a decision I come to lightly. I have been impressed by the nominee’s intelligence, and her dedication to public service. Nevertheless, I have concluded that Ms. Myers lacks the management background and experience she needs to run the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Bureau at this very difficult time in its history and our nation’s history. “With over 20,000 employees, Immigration and Customs Enforcement is not only a big agency, it a vitally important one. ICE has an essential role in the war on terrorism, primarily to target the human smuggling and money laundering rings that can be exploited by our enemies. The agency also has the continued responsibility to enforce our immigration laws, and is centrally involved in administering a system widely perceived to be broken. As important as the agency’s mission is, from its formation it has been plagued with management and budget difficulties that have caused internal turmoil. “Faced with these daunting challenges, ICE clearly needs a proven leader, someone who can command the respect of employees while implementing a clear vision for the agency. My greatest concern about this nominee is her relative lack of management experience. In fact, I do not believe that Ms. Myers meets the explicit requirement of the Homeland Security Act, stated in the law, that she has five years of management experience. She has not held any management job for more than a year, and the divisions she did administer were small in comparison to ICE. Her record and the testimonials on her behalf are positive but given the statutory requirements and the difficulties of running this agency, I do not believe she is right for this job. I also would like to say that the nominee has virtually no immigration experience, which I also consider a serious requirement for this position. At this moment, with this particular agency, I want to be absolutely certain that we entrust the leadership of ICE to someone with a clear and proven record of strong management experience, which is why, respectfully, I will vote against this nomination.
So.. I guess Senator Lieberman thinks Julie Myers did a crash course in executive management and now she is just peachy? Well I have news for you Senator Lieberman - she has proven that she is NOT QUALIFIED and I just have to wonder what special favors you got to change your viewpoint on her? Disgusting! If I didn’t know better I’d say Senator Lieberman is a DEMOCRAT.. but he is a registered Independent. Yeah right…