From FoxNews.com – Steele Blasts ‘Right-Wing Extremist’ Label, an interview with Sean Hannity & Michale Steele, RNC Chair:
HANNITY: Well, what do you make of the Department of Homeland Security and man-caused disasters of Janet Napolitano. What do you make of this? What do you make of…
STEELE: This is the height of insult here. I’m sorry, Sean. I just want to jump on this so badly because this is so — talk about arrogance. Talk about insult. I mean to segment out Americans who dissent from this administration, to segment out conservatives in this country who have a different philosophy or view from this administration, and labeling them as terrorists and then to call into question the service of the men and women who are right now standing on that wall defending our freedom and linking them to terrorism while you refuse to call the terrorists — the real terrorists — terrorists, to me it’s the height of insult, and you know, you know, the president and Napolitano, with these half-hearted apologies, to American citizens versus these full throated apologies to the rest of the world, to me is embarrassing.
HANNITY: Well, the Wall Street Journal reports that the FBI has been investigating these veterans, and if all ironies here, if you believe we should obey the laws on immigration, if you believe that you can — the Second Amendment guarantees the right to keep and bear arms, if you’re pro- life, you know, you’re viewed as a potential extremist, but you can start your career in the home of an unrepentant terrorist and hang out with Jeremiah Wright and I don’t want to beat an old horse here, but I’m telling you, if anybody hung out with radicals that need to be investigated by Homeland Security, are they keeping an eye on Bernadine Dohrn and Bill Ayers because that’s who I’d be keeping an eye on?
STEELE: Well and of course they’re not, Sean, of course not. But, you know, they’ve got their eye on the 3,000 Americans who assembled in Indiana last night, in Evansville, Indiana, to profess their continued effort to save the life of the unborn. Sarah Palin and myself and 3,000 other Americans who were concerned about the life issue were gathered there, and I’m sure there was somebody in the room with a notepad and a camera taking snapshots and writing down names.
But that’s not the place our government needs to be. Where our government needs to be is on that border securing the border. Where our government needs to be is overseas and in the back halls and rooms of the Middle East to make sure that we’re not suffering another terrorist attack here at home.
HANNITY: And how about we stop investigating our veterans? How about we leave them alone? How about we appreciate them for their service and not talk about them paying for their own health care for their service- related injuries? That would be a nice start.
STEELE: Absolutely. That would be a nice start.