When secretary of homeland security Janet Napolitano stepped down last week to become the Director of the University of California school system, Republican Senator Paul Gosar had some harsh words for the former Arizona governor.
In a statement, Gosar said in part, "While Secretary Napolitano may be gone she will not be forgotten. Her inaction and incompetence on border security will continue to plague our nation for years to come."
Now, nearly a week later, Gosar is not shying away from those statements.
"I stand by my words, I'm glad she’s gone, she’s been inappropriate for the job."
The congressman says Napolitano's inability to do more to strengthen our border security is why he is happy to see her leave the administration.
"In the over four years that she has been there she has not established one metric in which to determine border security and work with local, state and federal officials," says Gosar.
While Gosar is disappointed with the quality of security along the border nationally, he says the Yuma sector is one of the securest sections along the fence with Mexico, and hopes to see other areas use it as an example.
"The Yuma sector is a showcase and I have actually utilized it as a showcase. While what happens in El Paso or other areas along the border might be different, the process is still the same."
Now that Napolitano is gone, Gosar, along with a significant number of house members, are urging the nation’s acting Attorney General Eric Holder to resign over his mismanagement of several high profile government scandals, including Operation Fast and Furious.
"We are going to be trying really hard over the next couple weeks to get that resolution passed, a vote of no confidence (for Attorney General Holden). I think what the American people are saddened by is that our politicians get away with murder and do not have to face the consequences."