Just so you know the facts:
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said that once the incident occurred, “the system worked.” AFTER the bombing attempt people did their jobs and procedures were followed.
Republicans have twisted this into a widespread big lie that she claimed that “the system worked” in response to questions about how the guy got on the plane with explosives.
Well OF COURSE no one would say that. And the system did work, AFTER the bombing attempt.
Here is what she said, unedited and complete, which you won’t see on any Republican news networks:
NAPOLITANO: One thing I’d like to point out is that the system worked. Everybody played an important role here. The passengers and crew of the flight took appropriate action. Within literally an hour to 90 minutes of the incident occurring, all 128 flights in the air had been notified to take some special measures in light of what had occurred on the Northwest Airlines flight. We instituted new measures on the ground and at screening areas, both here in the United States and in Europe where this flight originated. So, the whole process of making sure that we respond properly, correctly and effectively went very smoothly.
Rachel Maddow did a good job on this the other day, so take a look here: Rachel Maddow systematically dismantles GOP attacks on failed Christmas Day bombing attempt.
All they have is smears and lies. Don’t fall for it.