One of the foremost Republican critics of the Obama administration's response to the failed Christmas Day airline bombing said Wednesday that the president has conceded he is right.
Rep. Pete Hoekstra (Mich.), the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, took to Twitter saying that the "truth hurts" for Democrats on President Barack Obama's response to the attack:
DNC and Carville attack for comments on Nigerian terrorist.3 days later, Obama concedes I’m right. Truth hurts – just like on Gitmo/Ft Hood
The Michigan lawmaker has said that the Obama administration has failed to "connect the dots" between the Fort Hood shootings last month and the airline bombing as evidence of a broader terrorist threat. He included parts of his criticism in a fundraising letter for his guberantorial campaign.
It's not clear exactly when Obama admitted Hoekstra was correct, according to the lawmaker, but the president did say the failed attack was a result of a "systemic failure" in security and intelligence practices.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Sunday said the "system worked" in the aftermath of the attack but a day later conceded that the "system did not work in this instance."
Three days after the attack, Obama ordered a review of airport security measures and intelligence lists after 23-year-old Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab's explosive device failed to detonate aboard a Northwest Airline flight from Amsterdam to Detroit.
Passengers and crew eventually subdued Abdulmutallab.
Hoekstra has frequently been critical of the Obama administration's handling of national security issues, especially on the administration's goal of closing the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba military prison for terror suspects.
Cross-posted to the Twitter Room