Concord - Former U.S. Senator Gordon Humphrey, who served twelve years in the Senate representing New Hampshire, today said that Senator Jeanne Shaheen should be fired for absenteeism:
"Like Senator Shaheen, I served on the Foreign Relations Committee. That committee's work is vital to national security, vital to the safety of every New Hampshire man, woman and child. For Senator Shaheen to have skipped out on 14 of the committee's 30 meetings this session alone, is an astonishing case of dereliction of duty. That she absented herself from the hearing where counterterrorism officials warned of the ISIS danger, is more than disappointing, it's shocking.
"In any business, Senator Shaheen would be fired for absenteeism. In the military, he would be charged with abandoning her post. We need a Senator who will take national security and secure borders seriously."