Issa accuses Secret Service of giving ‘false’ account of White House breach
Secret Service Director Julia Pierson admitted Tuesday that presidential security fell apart when a knife-wielding intruder jumped a White House fence earlier this month and sprinted untouched across the lawn, entering the first family’s residence through an unlocked door and making his way into the East Room reception area.
Pierson testified, and faced heated questioning from lawmakers, at a House oversight hearing — her first since the Sept. 19 incident. In her testimony, she took “full responsibility” for the failures but also faced accusations that the agency initially gave a “false” account of what happened that evening.
In his opening statement, Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., noted that the knife-carrying intruder in fact made it to the East Room. Issa said that was contrary to an “early, false report” that claimed the intruder only got just inside the residence door.
“An intruder walked in the front door of the White House, and that is unacceptable. Commonsense tells us that there were a series of security failures — not an instance of praiseworthy restraint,” Issa said. SOURCE
Raise some ruckus, hold a press conference, make a few impassioned statements, spend a lot of tax dollars holding Congressional Hearings that don’t mean a damned thing, hold a few more press conferences, make the Sunday talk show circuit to pound your chest and let America know how much YOU did to set this rapidly capsizing ship right and then stand back and watch as the ship sinks anyway.
Do you remember the Fast and Furious hearings and all the *chest beating* that came from them? How about the IRS scandals and the lost emails of Lois Lerner and several of her cohorts? Have you heard of any prosecutions? Any jail time?
Congress is doing what it does best lately; they are making noise, trying to fool the voters into reelecting them and will then pat one another on the back bragging about how they fooled the American voters once again.
Secret Service Director Julia Pierson testifies in the picture below, reminds me of the IRS hearings and Lois Lerner.
Here is a list of high-profile scandals involving the agency in recent years, have you heard of any dire consequences coming from these actions? Continue reading