His name is Jamie Johnson and he has filled in for me in the past. People often think hosts decide who does that when they are out. This has never been the case.
Remarks he made while filling in for Jan Mickelson in 2008 however, have resulted in him resigning from his post at Homeland Security.
He was a political appointee and head of DHS’s Center for Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships.
Back in 2008 he extolled the economic successes of American Jews and said “it’s an indictment of America’s black community that has turned America’s major cities into slums because of laziness, drug use and sexual promiscuity.”
He now says he no longer holds those views. He issued a statement to CNN: “I have and will continue to work with leaders and members of all faiths as we jointly look to strengthen our safety and security as an interfaith community. Having witnessed leaders from the entire faith spectrum work to empower their communities I now see things much differently.”