September 2, 2012, - 12:26 am
Suzanne Barr, Obama ICE Chief of Staff, Resigns After Firestorm Started by Schlussel Story – Buh-Bye!
About three weeks ago, I broke the story about a lawsuit filed by New York’s top Homeland Security official against Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano, alleging employment discrimination and sexual harassment by Suzanne Barr, Napolitano’s hand-picked chief of staff of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Now, as a result of the firestorm I started with that story, Ms. Barr has resigned, deliberately doing so late yesterday–on a Saturday of one of the biggest holiday weekends of the year so the news would go unnoticed. I predicted to friends of mine in ICE that Barr would be forced to resign–which should have happened long ago, and today she did. I’ve been reporting on the facts alleged in the lawsuit and some affidavits in connection with the suit, for several years on this site, as agents have long complained to me about Barr’s sexual harassment of male agents. But her resignation is not enough. ICE chief John Moron Morton and Napolitano should go with her.
Suzy Barr: Obama Homeland Security Official, Who Treated Male ICE Agents Like The “Magic Mike” Casting Couch, Resigns
Even if Obama is re-elected in November, they may be gone in January. Morton was well aware of Suzy Barr’s behavior. He was in on a lot of it and looked the other way. One affidavit I exclusively posted on this site alleges that Morton was involved in a sexting situation involving one of his Special Agents in Charge, Ray Parmer, and Barr. And Morton and Napolitano’s discrimination in favor of gay and lesbian agents at ICE, even creating wasteful special positions (job positions, not sexual ones) for them to be near their sexual partners, etc. cannot be tolerated. Sadly, in the Obama administration it is. And I’m not so sure that will change under Mitt Romney, since Daniel Ragsdale, a gay ICE official who discriminates against male straight agents, will immediately be acting Director of ICE, if Obama loses. He is already Deputy Director of the organization at this point. He’s never even been an ICE agent. He’s just a lawyer with no law enforcement experience, like all the cretins who run ICE into the ground.
While her behavior was immature, illegal, and unacceptable, and Suzy Barr was rightfully shown the door–but only because of the bad PR that finally befell the agency because of her, a fish rots from the head down. And today, the rotten head of the Homeland Security fish is Janet Napolitano. The rotting head of ICE is John Morton.
Time is well past for them to go. Buh-Bye, Suzy “Stripper Pole” Barr. Don’t let the door hit ya on the way out. Now, time for the other shoes to drop with Napolitano and Morton’s resignations. Those cannot come soon enough. The damage they caused is irreparable.
Artwork by David Lunde/Lundesigns
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