The Democrats are already indicating they're not going to be serious about national security.
Per Captain's Quarters: "The incoming chair of the House Homeland Security Committee, Bernie Thompson, has sent a letter to a major industrial uniform provider warning it not to terminate hundreds of employees who gave invalid Social Security numbers when hired."
Rep. Bennie Thompson's letter warned the employer, Cintas, not to fire its illegal employees, as this would be "potentially discriminatory action."
That's right, the real problem here is discrimination. The same thing that the suspicious Muslim imams are complaining about.
It seems that some on the left are going to work right along with terrorists and use a new weapon in the war on terror: threatening those who wish to take reasonable steps to protect our country with legal action.
Thompson also told Cintas it could be charged with "illegal activities in violation of state and federal law" if it fires those employees with illegal social security numbers.
Sometimes this is such a crazy Alice in Wonderland world I'm nearly speechless. The employees broke the law, and so when the employer discovers it and attempts to comply with U.S. law, it's the employer who is threatened with criminal charges?
Update: Paul Mirengoff at Power Line: "Alcee Hastings has lost his chance to run the House Intelligence Committee. But when it comes to sketchy, clueless liberals to run important congressional committees, the Democrats have a deep bench."