Jeh Johnson, the Pentagon lawyer and major Democratic Party donor tapped by Obama to head the Department of Homeland Security, pledged his loyalty to Barack Obama instead of the Constitution, Jim Treacher reported at the Daily Caller Friday.
“When that bright and beautiful day, a day something like this, was shattered by the largest terrorist attack on our homeland in history, I wandered the streets of New York that day and wonderered, and asked, ‘What can I do?’ Since then, I have tried to devote myself to answering that question. I love this country. I care about the safety of our people. I believe in public service. And I remain loyal to you, Mr. President,” Johnson said.
"He remains loyal to Barack Obama?" Treacher asked. "What happened to supporting and defending the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and bearing true faith and allegiance to the same? Isn’t that how it’s supposed to go?"
"Or did that dusty old piece of parchment get snubbed on purpose? Obama certainly doesn’t have much use for it when it interferes with his whims," Treacher added.
Johnson's background as a big-money donor to Democrats has several concerned.
Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., for example, expressed deep concerns over Johnson's nomination.
"It would appear that the president plans to nominate a loyalist and fundraiser to this post," he said. "This is deeply concerning. This huge department must have a proven manager with strong relevant law enforcement experience, recognized independence and integrity, who can restore this department to its full capability."
Over the last decade, Johnson has contributed over $100,000 to Democratic candidates and groups, federal campaign records say, including $33,000 to Obama's 2008 campaign.
"Obama's campaign website listed Johnson as a member of the then-candidate's national finance committee and an adviser to Obama's foreign policy team during the 2008 election," Fox News said.
Johnson also contributed to Hillary Clinton's 2008 primary campaign as well as a "who's who" of Democrats in Congress, including Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.; Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill. and Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C. -- among others.
Others expressed concern over Johnson's lack of experience on immigration.
"Rather than selecting someone who knows the unique dynamics of our Southern border, President Obama has tapped one of his former New York fundraisers. We need someone who knows how to secure the border, not dial for dollars," said Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas.
If confirmed by the Senate, Johnson would replace former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who left the agency last month to become president of the University of California system.
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