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Janet Napolitano Not Leaving Homeland Security


Will aid the President on a second term push for immigration reform.

(Photo: AP/Eduardo Verdugo)

Despite a controversial first four years as secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, former Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano appears poised to retain the post for as long as she wants to remain in the Obama administration. The Washington Post reports that Napolitano has officially given the President her notice that she will not resign:

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano will remain in the same post as President Obama begins a second term, a White House official said Monday.[...]

Napolitano, who has been dealing with the recent death of her father, had planned to stay and the administration confirmed that she would on Monday. While not unexpected, her remaining in place means that most of Obama’s first-term Cabinet will begin the second term unchanged.

TheBlaze had suggested in September of last year that Napolitano's responsibility for the events in the Fast and Furious scandal, as well as other controversies surrounding her management style, might force Napolitano out of the post. Evidently, these problems have not stuck to Napolitano, who Obama is apparently retaining to aid in a second term push for immigration reform.

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