CBC lobbies for Sheila Jackson Lee to head Homeland Security

sheilajacksonleeIn a report that is sure to lead to a surge in duct tape usage, the Congressional Black Caucus wants President Obama to select Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee to succeed outgoing-Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.

The Congressional Black Caucus sent a letter last month encouraging Obama to nominate Jackson Lee as a replacement for Napolitano, who stepped down to become president of the University of California, as reported by the Houston Chronicle.

The nomination letter states: “Rep. Jackson Lee would serve as an effective DHS Secretary because she understands the importance of increasing border security and maintaining homeland security.”

Seriously.

The Texas Democrat is known for many things and it’s hard to select just one, but answering her cell phone at a town hall while a constituent is in the middle of asking a question is hard to beat – but she tries real hard.

Known as the “worst boss in Washington,” Jackson Lee tops Congress with the highest turnover rate over the past decade, the Washington Times reported. A former staff member told Daily Caller that she once declared, “I’m a queen, and I demand to be treated like one.”

And Jackson Lee, who considers herself “a freed slave,” can root out racism where no one would dream it exists, having once called for an end to the policy of giving hurricanes “lily white” names, saying that “all racial groups should be represented.” Her alternative was the “inclusive of African American names” such as “Keisha, Jamal and Deshawn.”

As for tea party folks, who found themselves listed as domestic terrorists by “Big Sis” Napolitano, having Jackson Lee as the head of Homeland Security would be like jumping from the frying pan into the fire. At a NAACP event in Kansas City in 2010, she openly compared the tea party to the KKK:

“All those who wore sheets a long time ago have now lifted them off and started wearing [applause], uh, clothing, uh, with a name, say, I am part of the tea party.”

As can be imagined, Twitter came unglued Monday upon hearing the news — via Twitchy:

 

 

 

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