Statements about Homeland Security
Says the U.S. Department of Homeland Security must report to about 100 congressional committees and subcommittees.
Says legislative debate of airport pat-down procedures initiated federal changes in security procedures.
"A couple of hundred American cities are infested by members of the Mexican cartels."
Accuses President Barack Obama of making contradictory claims about efforts to kill Osama bin Laden in 2008 and 2011.
"Every time you buy an airline ticket, the federal government runs a background check on you."
"Very, very, very few people get a pat-down" when they go through airport security.
Wrote that in 2006, Nancy Pelosi said she didn’t think capturing Osama bin Laden "makes us any safer," but in 2011 called his killing "historic."
President Obama has "stopped using the phrase 'war on terror.' "
"In the last five years, 28,000 people have been killed along the U.S.-Mexico border."
TSA "started off with 16,500 screeners and the agency has mushroomed to 67,000 employees with 3,590 administrative people ... making over $105,000 per year on average."
The radiation coming from the new TSA body scanners is "equivalent to about three minutes' worth of air travel by anybody, say, at 30,000 feet."
Says Roy Blunt "secretly inserts language to benefit tobacco giant Philip Morris" into a national security bill while "Blunt's girlfriend and son are lobbyists for the cigarette company, and just days earlier, 26 Philip Morris executives wrote checks to Blunt totaling $23,000."
"There have been more terrorist attacks on U.S. soil by ... Muslims in Obama's first 18 months in office than in the six years under Bush after he invaded Iraq."
Says a highway was closed in El Paso because of bullets flying across the border.
"There is already a mosque four blocks away."
"There’s a mosque inside of the Pentagon."
A New York imam wants to "have a mosque at Ground Zero.''
"The border security plan of Sens. McCain and Kyl called for 3,000 additional troops to keep us safe. President Obama says he'll send 524."
"Police officers in this state have that right," to check the immigration status of people they arrest.
Because of violence spreading from Mexico, "you’ve got bullets hitting the city hall in El Paso. You’ve got bombs exploding in El Paso."
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