Acting United States Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf is firing back against his critics and refusing to budge with the country under siege by left-wing terrorists.
“Your job is not easy. It’s not glamorous. You get no writeups in glossy magazines,” Wolf said during an event at DHS headquarters on Wednesday. “Instead, you get many words written about you or shouted at you. … Thank you for showing up every day.”
Wolf used a quote from the iconic former president Teddy Roosevelt to make the point that he and his forces are “in the arena” defending American values:
Chad Wolf, clearly sore at criticism from former DHS secretaries, cites Teddy Roosevelt quote: "Credit belongs to man actually in the arena, whose face is marred by sweat and blood…every day DHS professionals are in the arena while others sit on the sidelines and criticize."
— Nick Miroff (@NickMiroff) September 9, 2020
During his speech, Wolf focused on rioting thugs in Portland and other cities who are at war with the Bill of Rights and Constitution.
“Let me be clear: Those who seek to undermine our democratic institutions, indiscriminately destroy our businesses and attack our law enforcement officers and fellow citizens are a threat to the homeland,” Wolf said.
“The department has experienced this firsthand in Portland, Oregon, where violent opportunists repeatedly targeted and attempt to burn down a federal courthouse, the seat of justice in downtown Portland,” he added.
Wolf’s words echo a letter he sent to Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler last month in which he laid down the gauntlet to the soft liberal leader.
“We are standing by to support Portland,” Wolf wrote. “At the same time, President Trump has made it abundantly clear that there will come a point when state and local officials fail to protect its citizens from violence, the federal government will have no choice but to protect our American citizens.”
“The chaos, destruction, and suffering in Portland are evils you can stop—and must stop. Consider what happened recently in Wisconsin—where the State of Wisconsin requested and received federal law enforcement assistance and the violence and looting there ended,” he continued.
“Accordingly, I urge you to prioritize public safety and to request federal assistance to restore law and order in Portland. We are standing by to support Portland. At the same time, President Trump has made it abundantly clear that there will come a point when state and local officials fail to protect its citizens from violence, the federal government will have no choice but to protect our American citizens,” Wolf added in the letter.
In addition to the domestic enemies of the U.S., Wolf is very concerned about foreign threats as well. He called out China specifically for their imperial desires and their global opposition to democracy and basic human rights.
Wow — Wolf's speech singles out China as a unique "menacing actor" whose behavior "cannot be allowed to stand. China has leveraged every aspect of its country, demonstrating a rejection of western liberal democracy and a commitment to remake the world in its authoritarian image"
— Nick Miroff (@NickMiroff) September 9, 2020
Big League Politics has reported on the attempt by the federal swamp to throw Wolf out of the administration using a completely absurd rationale:
The Government Accountability Office (GAO), which claims to be nonpartisan, is attacking Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf and Acting Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli, declaring that they are “ineligible” to serve in the Trump administration.
The GAO claims that an improper succession took place after Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen resigned in April 2019. Kevin McAleenan took over for Nielsen and he supposedly changed the succession for other officials to succeed him after he left the position.
“When Secretary Nielsen issued the April Delegation, she only amended Annex A, placing the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection as the next position in the order of succession in cases of the Secretary’s unavailability to act during a disaster or catastrophic emergency,” the GAO found.
“Because the incorrect official assumed the title of Acting Secretary at that time, subsequent amendments to the order of succession made by that official were invalid and officials who assumed their positions under such amendments, including Chad Wolf and Kenneth Cuccinelli, were named by reference to an invalid order of succession,” GAO’s general counsel Thomas Armstrong concluded.
The GAO is urging the inspector general of the Department of Homeland Security to take action based on their recommendations. They even hint that decisions made by Wolf and Cuccinelli to defend the nation from domestic and foreign threats could be overturned. A DHS spokesman has dismissed the GAO’s complaint.
“We wholeheartedly disagree with the GAO’s baseless report,” the spokesman said.
Wolf is getting flak because he is over the target. He has emerged as one of the president’s best hires.
Supreme Court Contender Amy Coney Barrett Visits White House as Trump Prepares to Announce Pick
She’s reportedly the frontrunner.
Judge Amy Coney Barrett visited the White House on Monday, as President Donald Trump zeroes in on selecting a nominee to fill the vacant seat on the US Supreme Court.
Barrett is reportedly a front-runner for the judicial nomination. She’s a generally conservative judge, with a staunch pro-life record. Her track record on immigration law issues is generally conservative.
Barrett currently serves as a circuit judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has advised President Trump that she is his preferred candidate for the seat on the court.
President Trump had confirmed that he plans to nominate a woman to fill the seat of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, who died of complications from pancreatic cancer on Friday.
Democrats have launched a full-fledged fit urging President Trump to give them a break and decline to nominate a conservative justice, but they won’t be so lucky. Republican Senators and President Trump have rallied around the notion of appointing a justice before the November election, fulfilling their constitutional responsibilities.
Trump confirmed that he would be revealing the identity of his judicial nominee on Friday or Saturday, taking a few extra days to vet candidates. Florida Judge Barbara Lagoa is reportedly another candidate being considered for the nomination.
President Trump says he has 5 women on his Supreme Court shortlist: "On Friday or Saturday, I'll be announcing the pick." pic.twitter.com/gItX7ClDcm
— VosIzNeias (@VINNews) September 21, 2020
It’ll be inherently harder for incensed, power-thirsty Democrats to attack a female judicial candidate. Maybe they’ll alienate swing female voters through waging a scorched earth campaign to block the confirmation of Barrett, who is a mother of seven.
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