Norman Mineta, the lone Democrat in George W. Bush's cabinet has resigned. He was the longest serving Secretary of Transportation in history. "He was also the first Asian-American Cabinet member during the Clinton administration, and the first Cabinet member to switch directly from a Democratic to a Republican Cabinet." (from CNN article).
So why did some call for him to be impeached? Norm Mineta and his family were among the 110,000 Japanese-Americans who were forced from their homes into internment camps during World War II. His experience had such an impact on him that after September 11th, he spoke out against the racial profiling of Muslims, Arabs, and well, anyone with a turban and a beard. Somepeople didn't agree with him.
posted by eunoia
on Jun 23, 2006 -
Fear of flying? New security measures are being discussed. Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta says, "These terrorist acts are designed to steal the confidence of Americans. We will restore that confidence."
posted by prozaction
on Sep 12, 2001 -