Washington DC - Congressman Duncan D. Hunter (R-CA) today condemned statements written as part of an assessment by the Department of Homeland Security classifying "disgruntled veterans" as threat to U.S. security and potential recruits for right-wing extremist groups.  This report was distributed among law enforcement agencies throughout the country earlier this week.

"I find this report insulting, both as a Member of Congress and a military veteran," said Congressman Hunter.  "It is unconscionable that our men and women in the military, who defend and protect this nation with their lives, should then come home to be called a security threat by some bureaucrat.  This report should not be taken seriously and those individuals responsible should be fired and replaced with people who better understand that those who pose a threat to our nation usually don't risk their lives to defend it."