ICE Chief of Staff resigns in face of sexual harassment allegations

Posted by: Phineas on September 2, 2012 at 5:31 pm

**Posted by Phineas

Well, that didn’t take long:

ICE Chief of Staff Suzanne Barr has resigned after allegations of lewd behavior. In a letter to ICE Director John Morton, Barr denied the sexual harassment claims made against her.

“As such, I feel it is incumbent upon me to take every step necessary to prevent further harm to the agency and to prevent this from further distracting from our critical work. Therefore, it is with great regret that I submit my resignation as Chief of Staff for Immigration and Customs Enforcement.”

Last month James Hayes filed a lawsuit saying women closely connected to DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano were promoted over him. He also claimed Ms. Barr instilled a “frat-house” atmosphere at DHS “to humiliate and intimidate male employees.”

I reported on the two lawsuits alleging female-on-male sexual harassment and demeaning behavior at the Department of Homeland Security several weeks ago. At the time, I speculated that Suzanne Barr would be resigning to spend more time with her family, or some other excuse. We now know that a “decent interval” in the DHS is two weeks.

And, don’t forget — these are the people who are supposed to keep us safe.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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4 Responses to “ICE Chief of Staff resigns in face of sexual harassment allegations”


  1. Carlos says:

    As the saying goes, be careful what you wish for – you might get it!

    Nazi’s like Barr pushed so hard for sexual harassment laws and regs, and they got them. Now they can enjoy the fruits of their labors.

    Which brings up an interesting (but moot, because Mr. My People would never do anything about it) question: Did she break any sexual harassment laws, and, if she did, will she be prosecuted to the full extent of the law?

    I didn’t think so.

  2. EBL says:

    Mark Steyn suggested perhaps the Dems should put some ICE on their war on women meme.

    I still think this best sums up Republicans vs. Democrats. I wish I knew who made it because it is quite brilliant for its simplicity and clarity.

  3. And all this time we were led to believe sexual harassment was the exclusive province of Republican men. Suspicion would dictate this Barre character is a classic self-loather waging an imaginary crusade against men in the spirit of payback.

  4. Carlos says:

    And to top it all off, I can just imagine her screaming “RAPE!!!!” if any of the poor slobs she propositioned had taken her up on her offer and someone had walked in on them.

    You know – the difference between a “legitimate” rape as per Mr. Akin, and any heterosexual activity as per the feminazis. (Just thought I’d throw that last one in to see if we got trolls here tonight.)