Monday, February 07, 2011

Democrat Jane Harman To Resign From Congress

Rep. Jan Harman ( D-CA), congresswoman for California's 36th District has announced that she will be resigning from Congress after two decades and will not be completing her current term.

Instead, she's going to be replacing former Rep. Lee H. Hamilton as president of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, a fairly high level think tank.

Harman was the ranking Democrat on the House Homeland Security’s intelligence subcommittee and I can testify personally, had an in-depth knowledge of foreign policy and national security matters. She would probably have been the Committee chairman when the Democrats held the majority if she hadn't been made untouchable by then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who loathed Harman personally and because of Harman's relatively sane and centrist positions. Instead, Pelosi put Silvestre Reyes (D-TX) in the Chair, who knew so little about intel or foreign affairs that he failed a basic intel quiz with questions about al Qaeda and Hezbollah on it.

Like a lot of relatively sane Democrats. there simply wasn't much of a place left for her in today's Donkey Party. I'll be sorry to see her go.

(via memeorandum)

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