For Immediate Release: Chabot Slams Award for San Bernardino Immigration Boss who Kept Feds from Terror Suspect

August 15th - Today the campaign for Counter-terrorism Military Officer and leading candidate Paul Chabot released the following statement about the nomination of Irene Martin, head of the San Bernardino U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, for the Secretary's Award for Valor.

There were many heroes on the day radical Islamic terrorists Tashfeen Malik and Syed Farook murdered 14 and wounded 22 in the terror attack inflicted upon our neighbors, friends, and loved ones in San Bernardino on December 2nd, 2015.  However, Irene Martin was NOT one of those brave souls that selflessly risked their lives to serve our country and to protect our families with valor that infamous day.  


Chabot spokesman Ryan Hall commented: "It is unfathomable that Irene Martin, the Obama Administration bureaucrat who blocked Homeland Security agents from interviewing the man that allegedly supplied these terrorists with the tools to commit this atrocity on American soil, is being considered for the Secretary's Award for Valor."  
"This would not happen on my watch," said Paul Chabot.  "It is a disgrace to learn that a person who acted improperly, lied to, and hindered investigators would be considered for such an accommodation. Our immigration system is a complete mess. My opponent has done nothing on this matter. The fact that he supports illegal immigration and sanctuary cities is down right scary. When I'm elected to Congress, I will demand that awards like this one are given to the men and women that truly deserve the recognition and I promise I will fight to make America and the Inland Empire safe again."