If You Fire Someone Are You Committing Workplace Violence?
If any manager who fires someone from their job committing “workplace violence”.
Well MSNBC has found an “expert” that it appears believes so, or at least if President Trump does it he believes so.
The Daily Caller is reporting on an exchange between Nicolle Wallace, one of their show host, and Frank Figliuzzi, a national security analyst for the network and a former FBI assistant director.
Nicolle Wallace asked Frank the following:
Frank Figliuzzi, about a week or so ago you talked about alarming signs that when you, sort of, as a profile from your law enforcement and counterintelligence background—I think this was before it was known what the Mueller report’s basic conclusions—you describe some worries about impulsive conduct…Is this what you were talking about? And just remind our viewers what that warning was.
Now here is where the fun and insanity starts. This former FBI assistant director replied in the following way:
What we talked about was a possible analogy between what we’re seeing in the president and studies of violence and acting out, particularly workplace violence…We talked about the path — the journey and pathway to violence. When we see people use language of despondency, lashing out, blaming others, obsessive-compulsive attachment to one issue and the inability to get off of it, in this case it’s the border, security on the border and immigration.
He then went on to talk about the “situation” at the border and how it has “recently” heated. He believes this lead to the resignation of Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. With that in mind he went on to say:
The question we have to ask ourselves from a behavioral sense is are we watching a president essentially on his way to what we call a “flashpoint.” And are we now beginning to see him act out in the form of purging and mass firing and completely not listening to any logic. You know, when people say to him the law or policy is such-and-such and we would be violating the Constitution or the law and he simply dismisses it and fires people and keeps doing it. Are we essentially watching a workplace violence incident play out at the highest level of our government and is he acting out now and where does this go if I’m right about that?
Workplace violence, really! They have to feed their Trump hating audience something so they pull this guy out of the trash and have him make insane statements as they needed.
The fact that MSNBC can find someone to make an insane, unintelligent, and buffoonish statement does not surprise me. Many people want to be on TV and they will say whatever they have to say to appear on TV.
What does actually scare me is this Frank Figliuzzi actually not only worked in the FBI but was the former Assistant Director for Counterintelligence at the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Mr. Figliuzzi was previously the Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Cleveland Division which includes all of northern Ohio, and the major cities of Cleveland, Toledo, Youngstown, Akron, and Canton.
You have got to be kidding me, the FBI have people who work for us at high levels in their agency and are as out of touch with reality as this guy is. I can only imagine the stuff he made up when pursuing and prosecuting people he believed should be put in jail.
God help this country. The depths at which the Obama Administration corrupted the FBI, DOJ, IRS and other agencies has no bounds. Or were these agencies always this corrupt, inept and had people like Frank you worked for them.
AG William Barr, you have a lot of cleaning up to do.