President Barack Obama’s choice to lead the Transportation Security Administration withdrew his name today. Erroll Southers said he was pulling out because his nomination had become a lightning rod for those with a political agenda… The White House said Wednesday that the Obama had accepted Southers’ withdrawal with great sadness and continued to believe he would have made an excellent TSA administrator, via Instapundit.
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Here’s some background on Southers from a previous post…
Barack Obama’s Transportation Security Administration nominee Erroll Southers, who previously lied to Congress in a signed affidavit, now calls pro-lifers terrorists in a recently discovered video.
This is the same guy that will head the organization that screens passengers getting on airplanes.
Life News reported:
President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the agency charged with keeping American travelers safe from terrorism thinks pro-life advocates are terrorists. A new video shows Transportation Security Administration nominee Erroll Southers including pro-life advocates in a list of terrorist groups.
The new video from 2008 shows Southers responding to a documentary-style interview question about terrorist organizations.
The documentary asked Southers, “Which home-grown terrorist groups pose the greatest danger to the U.S.”
Southers explained, “Most of the domestic groups that we pay attention to here are white supremacist groups. They’re anti-government, in most cases anti-abortion, they are usually survivalist type in nature, identity oriented.”
HotAir also points out that he also said that global warming deserves the same parity as
the War on Terror man-caused disasters.
And, David Freddoso points out that Erroll blames our relations with Israel and France make us a terror target. This kook rattled off every leftwing nut conspiracy in one interview. Good work.