A few days ago on this website, troubling information about John Brennan being a convert to Islam was laid out by a former FBI counterterrorism agent. Doubt it if you like, but isn’t it strange than in his swearing in ceremony to become head of the CIA Brennan did not use the Bible?
Instead, he made a big show of obtaining an original draft of the Constitution from the National Archives that had George Washington’s personal notes on it. Perhaps he thought this would show Americans that he is committed to the rule of law. However, when you swear on something in a courtroom you use the Bible, not the Constitution.
Brennan also spurned the Bill of Rights. Missing from the Constitution of 1789 were the Bill of Rights that went into effect in 1791 after ratification by states. In other words, Brennan swore on something that did not include freedom of speech, freedom of the press, the right to bear arms, freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures plus the right to a jury trial.
You can’t pretend that this was all a mistake on Brennan’s part. It was a statement.
Too bad our Republican Senators, Corker and Alexander, voted to confirm this man. They joined other Republicans in doing so. The RINOs you’d expect are Susan Collins of Maine, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, John McCain of Arizona, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Mark Kirk of Illinois and Dan Coats of Indiana.
The yeahs that are surprising came from Marco Rubio of Florida, Jeff Flake of Arizona, Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, Orrin Hatch of Utah and Richard Burr of North Carolina.
Two Democrats who voted no were Pat Leahy of Vermont and Jeff Merkley of Oregon. Democrat Ron Wyden of Oregon who joined Senator Rand Paul in his filibuster gave Brennan the OK.
You have to wonder what the Obama administration has on some of these people or, in the case of McCain and Flake, what they threatened regarding Arizona.
I fear we will greatly regret having John Brennan as our CIA chief.