King: DHS unit warning of right-wing extremists is 'out of control'

The division of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that issued warnings about "right-wing extremists" is "out of control," the top House Republican on the Homeland Security Committee warned Tuesday.

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) said DHS's Homeland Environment Threat Analysis
Division must be subject to a wide-ranging inquiry into the controversial report warning that veterans or pro-life politicos may pose a domestic security risk.

"So it certainly seems to be a unit that's out of control," King said during an appearance on Fox News. "So that's why I went ahead with the resolution of inquiry."

King chided Democrats on the Homeland Security Committee who had initially blocked an inquiry, but have relented to King's requests in recent days.

"This will show whether or not the secretary is sincere when she says she wants to find out what happened and she wants to make sure it doesn't happen again," King said of DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano.

King said that Republicans couldn't take the secretary at her word when she said she will change policy at DHS, and that a report would force her to lay out her actions to rectify the report.