Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan and hopefully next Speaker of the House made a statement that resonated on Security Clearances. Jordan asked simply: “Why’d they have it in the first place once they left government?” According to a new Harvard CAPS/Harris poll, Americans agree.
From The Hill:
“The majority of U.S. voters believe that former CIA Director John Brennan and former FBI Director James Comey should have their security clearances revoked, according to the Harvard CAPS/Harris poll released exclusively to The Hill.
The survey showed 59 percent of registered voters felt Brennan should have lost his security clearance, while 64 percent said Comey and others at the FBI who were fired or demoted over their actions should lose their clearance.
Overall, 60 percent of registered voters said they believed that former national security officials who become consultants and TV news contributors should give up their national security clearances.
“An overwhelming majority of the public thinks that former officials should lose their security clearance, and believe that former officials like Brennan and Coney should no longer have any clearance,” said Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll co-director Mark Penn.
“There would definitely be support for a wholesale policy revoking their clearances,” he added.”
Watch Rep. Jim Jordan on Fox Business:
— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) August 21, 2018
RT: YES or NO? When service to the government ends, should the revocation of security clearances be an automatic process?#SecurityClearance
— Trevor Loudon (@newzealblog) August 15, 2018
And while we are on Security Clearances:
Please respond & retweet:
POLL: Should a history of supporting Communism or associating with communists automatically disqualify one from receiving a security clearance with the federal government?
— Trevor Loudon (@newzealblog) August 21, 2018