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Suzanne Barr Resigns: ICE Chief Of Staff Quits Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

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The Homeland Security Department says Suzanne Barr, a senior official at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, or ICE, stepped down Saturday amid allegations of discrimination and sexual misconduct made by a pair of employees.

According to the NY Daily, Barr, the former Chief of Staff at ICE, took leave from the office soon after the allegations were made in August but has now decided to make the move permanent as she wrote in a letter to her agency’s director John Morton:

“In recent weeks, I have been the focus of unfounded allegations designed to destroy my reputation, but of greater concern however, is the threat these allegations represent to the reputation of this agency and the men and women who proudly serve their country by advancing ICE’s mission.”

The Chicago Tribune notes that among the claims were that Barr was a chronic alcoholic and that she called a male subordinate at his hotel room “screaming” she wanted to perform oral sex on him. Barr also reportedly stole a male staffer’s BlackBerry and fired off a message to his female supervisor indicating that he “had a crush on [her] and fantasized about her, according to the Daily.

In response to Barr’s resignation letter (which her agency accepted and simply replied: “Director Morton has received Ms. Barr’s resignation. We wish her the best of luck in her future endeavors”), Peter King, the Republican chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, has vowed to scrutinize the matter when Congress returns from vacation.

“The resignation of Suzanne Barr raises the most serious questions about management practices and personnel policies at the Department of Homeland Security,” King said. “The Committee on Homeland Security will continue and intensify its review of all the facts regarding this case and DHS personnel practices across the board.”

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32 Responses to “Suzanne Barr Resigns: ICE Chief Of Staff Quits Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations”

  1. Brian North

    Another one of Barry's huge failures. Big sis Napalitano should to go to prison for treason. She's more interested in going after law abiding citizens than illegal's.

  2. Anonymous

    Doesn't this woman realize she can go to any bar in America for "last call" & get laid anytime she wants?

  3. Anonymous

    Yes folks, This IS your government. YOOOOOOUUUUU elected them. If you did NOT vote YOU STILL elected them.
    On the other side of this coin, I would like to say, She is kind of cute. I wish she had called ME. I like a drunk P.O.A. once in a while. They never know what is coming and don't remember when they wake up.

  4. Ted Spring

    Great fiction….as if ICE ever had a mission any of them lost any sleep over…..yuk yuk yuk yuk yuk what a bunch of BS.

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  11. Joseph J Villalva

    Homeland needs to be shutdown, waste of "Tax Payers" money from the start… Shutdown "TSA" too or just Put George Bush between the two and you will have the ultimate signature "SH_T" sandwich. He was instrumental in the start up of both of those useless operations…

  12. Bill Garguilo

    Not a peep out of the libs or OweBama or her boss that two-faced hag Napolitano. Where's the ACLU & NOW on this one? Such hipocrits.

  13. Rickey Stafford II

    It takes years…decades in fact of hard work and dedication to get to the top…and apparently a few
    wild allegations to tear it all down.

    These "gotchya, even when there's no real story" times of ours is an embarrassment to those who came before us.

  14. Rickey Stafford II

    Useless ?

    Really. So, tell us all "Joesph J Villalva" what exactly is it that you do for National Security that
    would have your opinion mean more then the dog shit in my neighbors yard ?

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    the comic books you consider your retirement in your basement ?

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  17. Scott Hicks

    >Brian North: How can the resignation of the Chief of Staff of ICE be considered to reflect directly on our President? A resignation that, by reports from reputable sources, seems the result of a very murky chain of events. This situation appears to be more indicative of deeper problems within ICE. Janet Napolitano appointed Suzanne Barr, not President Obama. Also, what are we to think about your comment regarding enforcement of immigration laws? Are you declaiming publicly that your sympathies lie with "The Minuteman Project" and other vigilante groups?