Michelle Malkin has a letter written to DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano from Senators Brownback, Burr, Coburn, DeMint, Inhofe, Murkowski, and Vitter asking for the information the DHS’s rightwing extremist report was based on.  Specifically:

First, your report states that “Returning veterans possess combat skills and experience that are attractive to rightwing extremists…” without listing any data to support such a vile claim against our nation’s veterans.

Second, the report states that the millions of Americans who believe in the Second Amendment are a potential threat to our national security. Why? Do you have statistics to prove that law-abiding Americans who purchase a legal product are being recruited by so-called hate groups?

Thirdly, the report states that those that believe in issues such as pro-life legislation, limited government, and legal versus illegal immigration are potential terrorist threats. We can assure you that these beliefs are held by citizens of all races, party affiliation, male and female, and should not be listed as a factor in determining potential terror threats. A better word usage would be to describe them as practicing their First Amendment rights.

More at the link.  Good for them.

Ed Morrisey of Hot Air wants to know what the hurry was to issue the report, when DHS lawyers had problems with the language.

“Close enough for government work” shouldn’t be allowed to fly here.

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