Secret Service chaos and federal feminization: combat-vet intruder got deep inside White House; Obama salutes with coffee cup in hand
Secret Service chaos: Both Democrats and Republican congressmen blast epic failure as armed intruder and angry combat vet gets FAR into the White House.
WND reports that “An enraged Democratic congressman blasted Secret Service Director Julia Pierson, bluntly questioning her competence following the latest breach of White House security.
During a congressional hearing Tuesday morning, Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-Mass., delivered a scathing rebuke of Pierson, lamenting, “I wish to God you protected the White House like you protected your reputation here today.”
He accused the director of “not taking your job seriously.”
“I hate to be critical, but we’ve got a lot at stake here. I have very low confidence in the Secret Service under your leadership,” the Democrat concluded.
Rep. Steven Horsford, D-N.Y., was equally caustic, citing a patter of lax security and pointedly accusing Pierson of having committed a disservice to President Obama by putting him and his family at risk.
Earlier, Pierson did admit the Secret Service plan for protecting the White House had failed, calling it unacceptable and promising, “I’ll make sure that it does not happen again.”
But lawmakers found plenty more to criticize than a failed plan.
Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., opened the House Oversight committee hearing into the Secret Service response to the White House security breach on Sept. 19 by calling the service’s initial claim that an unarmed intruder was apprehended just inside the front door “false.”
Under intense questioning by Issa, Pierson repeatedly refused to explicitly admit the report was false.
However, she did acknowledge as much, giving an account that differed from her department’s initial report, one that paralleled a description of the incident reported Monday in the Washington Post.
Issa said it wasn’t until the Post story was published the night before that his committee learned the man who jumped a gate and entered the White House carrying a knife actually made it far deeper into the building than previously known. The man reportedly rushed past a guard inside the White House and ran through much of the main floor before finally being tackled by a counter-assault agent.
The chairman expressed amazement that not only had “an intruder walked in the front door of the White House,” but he penetrated at least five rings of security at what should be one of the most secure buildings in the world.
“How on earth did that happen?” he wondered aloud and called for an independent investigation into Secret Service performance.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, blasted the Secret Service for initially portraying the actions of agents as showing “tremendous restraint,” saying, instead, “overwhelming force” is what the situation required.
“Don’t praise them for that. That’s not the goal. That’s not what were looking for,” Chaffetz thundered.
He insisted that if intruders can’t be stopped by dogs or agents, something else is needed.
The congressman did not blame agents themselves.
“It seems like a lapse of leadership,” Chaffetz said, adding that “at least this member of Congress” will have their backs.
In her opening statement, Pierson admitted the agency’s security plan “was not properly implemented” and said she took full responsibility for the incident.
She said she immediately ordered security enhancements that night to ensure such an incident will not happen again, but stated she could not go into details due to security concerns.
However, Pierson also admitted there have been six White House fence-jumpers just this year.
The Post reported three people familiar with the latest incident said the intruder, Omar Gonzalez, after jumping the White House fence and springing across the lawn, burst through the unlocked front door, ran by the stairway leading to the first family’s living quarters, then entered the 80-foot long East Room and reached the door to the Green Room before he was finally tackled.
A Secret Service agent told the paper an alarm box at the front door was muted at what they believed was the request of the usher’s office.
As far as is known, Gonzalez is the first White House fence jumper to make it inside the residence.
Under questioning by Chaffetz, Pierson admitted a pair for Secret Service agents did identify Gonzalez outside the gate on the day of the breach, Sept. 19, having recognized him from a previous encounter on Aug. 25.
The congressman asked if the agents reported the sighting to superiors.
She said the agents “noted it but did not approach him.”
Chaffetz asked if that meant the agents did not report the sighting, and the director admitted that was true, saying that he did not appear to be acting “inappropriately.”
The congressman asked about the sighting because the Secret Service was well aware of Gonzalez, having had two previous encounters recently.
The Secret Service interviewed Gonzalez in July after Virginia state troopers, during a traffic stop, found he had a sawed-off shotgun, numerous other firearms, hundreds of rounds of ammunition and a map of Washington with a circle drawn around the White House. Gonzalez was released on bail.
He was questioned again on Aug. 25 while walking outside the White House fence and carrying a hatchet, but he was not arrested.
Congressional candidate and former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino told Fox News he blamed cumbersome government bureaucracy and “a jurisdictional mess” for the incident.
The author of WND Books’ New York Times bestseller “Life Inside the Bubble,” defended his former colleagues, saying, “The security plan for fence jumpers has worked flawlessly for decades,” stopping hundreds of jumpers.
But, he added, “It was only a matter of time before someone did that and, sadly, made it to the front door. I hate to say it.”
“Now, I’m not apologizing for this, it was a security failure,” cautioned the former Secret Service agent who guarded both Obama and President George W. Bush.
But he cited the problem of “dealing with an entirely new bureaucracy” in the Department of Homeland Security.
Bongino said when the Secret Service was part of the Treasury Department, it was “a pretty big fish in a small pond,” but the pressures of now dealing with an “overly bureaucratic government … has very real consequences, as seen by this incident.”
While recounting previous Secret Service security lapses, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., mentioned the deadly shooting of Miriam Carey on Oct. 3, 2013, saying some criticized the performance of the Secret Service while others praised their “quick action.”
How does an armed man enter the White house and reach its inner sanctum unmolested?
Without sounding like a sexist….a woman, that was hired because she was a woman, was at the helm.
Gonzalez was interrogated twice before: while carrying 1) a hatchet in front of the White House, then 2) a shotgun and a map with the White House circled!)
But hey, the Secret Service only lost Lincoln, Harrison, McKinley and Kennedy……
I’m going to be a male chauvinist pig now and say that Julie Pierson is not the right man for the job. en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Julia_Pierson
Yes, she supposedly was a cop on the beat in the early 1980s, but I would rather have a guy, a guy with brutal combat or police experience, heading the SS, someone willing to pull the f—– trigger. The president is the head of state of a major world superpower, selected after years of political struggle that exhausts the nation and hundreds of millions spent in campaign donations and millions of hours by volunteers.
It is unreal that a KNOWN NUT was allowed to get deep into the White House!
.. and a sign we are becoming a country of Third-World efficiency and feminized over-compassion.
LBJ, a closet semite, glaring at JFK, a closet antisemite 😉
JFK leans away from Johnson
Bobby Kennedy eyes Johnson suspiciously; JFK has hands on hips toward LBK like a gunslinger
Jewish wife, Jew president and Jewish mother; even a Jewish historian, Puliutzer Prize winner, and liberal admirer, Robert Caro admitted that LBJ had murdered men earlier in his career and stolen elections
…..Obama returns Marine salute, coffee in hand
Jason Kraemer, Alegna Von Zollern, Emich Leiningen and 5 others like this.
John D. Nugent Actually, Reagan started this insane and anti-constitutional custom of civilians saluting or returning a salute by the military. A civilian should never salute or return a salute.September 28 at 4:30pm · Like · 8
John D. Nugent It is as if Obama had inwardly given up even trying to act presidential. He should view every exit off Air Force One or Marine One (the chopper) as a photo opp…. Hitler gave up skiing as a politician because every time he fell, jew newspapers put it on page one. Image is reality in politics.September 28 at 4:35pm · Like · 4
Paul Lovett The Commander in Chief is a military title, and the title presupposes an expectation of a salute in return. Saluting is mutual, except with the flag because when it is in full mast on a stationary poll it cannot salute back. It feels awkward to salute without getting a salute in return.September 28 at 5:12pm · Like
John D. Nugent No, the CIC is a civilian, and that is fundamental to our constitutional order, where the military is not equal to, but strictly subject to, and subordinate UNDER, civilian control, so we do not end up like Latin America or Libya with generalissimos or colonels running countries. The president is not a member of the US military. As a Marine, I saluted; as a former Marine I do not.September 28 at 5:25pm · Edited · Like · 2
Nataliya Savchuk Jack put that video on the website last week too. truly incredible John. What is wrong with this arrogant man?September 28 at 5:23pm · Unlike · 2
Nataliya Savchuk I am sharing your story on Congressman Traficant in some of the EKP groupsSeptember 28 at 5:23pm · Unlike · 2
John D. Nugent Thanks, Nataliya!:-)September 28 at 5:26pm · Like
Nataliya Savchuk You are welcome. I shared it from the American History page. I will share your articles directly from the other large pages I help with whenever you upload an article of this sort. Glad to help!September 28 at 5:30pm · Like
Thomas Stuart I don’t like Obama, but even military members are excused from saluting if they are in civilian clothes or have something in their hands. And honor guards need not have their salutes returned. Reagan started the practice as a gesture of courtesy,September 28 at 7:07pm · Like
Jason MmaSeptember 28 at 7:28pm · Like
Paul Lovett Article II, Section 2, Clause 1 allows the President to serve at the capacity as the Commander in Chief, which is a military role carried out by a civilian. The President decides on how to execute the war, but only Congress can declare war. I hope this clears up my previous statement.September 28 at 8:19pm · Like
Emich Leiningen If they can’t do it right, they shouldn’t do it. They’re just civilians, after all.September 28 at 8:26pm · Like · 2
John D. Nugent No, the President is not part of the military, but set over and above it. It is vital to keep civilians in control, otherwise we Americans end up like the Third World, with generals taking over; we must never put our presidents down in the military box. The military (who are potentially very dangerous to our freedoms) must SERVE the president. Understanding this, no US president before Reagan (a chicken hawk anyways, like Bush and Cheney) EVER saluted. There must be a clear line of demarcation between civilians and military, with civilian supremacy. The same applies to cops; they are there to protect and serve, not order people around.8 hrs · Like
Paul Lovett I never said that he was part of the military. I merely said the he plays a military role, which cannot be denied because he gives the order to the military. Just because I perform a civilian arrest it does not mean that I am a police officer. The professional monopoly of police to protect is impractical because they usually arrive after the crime. I am not so foolish as to solely depend on the police for protection. And the historic reference of Reagan being the one that started this custom sheds new light on the proper role of the office. The President has the duty to involve himself on military matters by virtue of the civilian authority and responsibility over the military. I am with you John.4 hrs · Unlike · 1
John D. Nugent In reality, I believe exactly as did New Orleans DA Jim Garrison, and he said so to the jury investigating the JFK murder, that we HAD a genuine military coup on November 22, 1963…. and this coup was a disaster for America.4 hrs · Like
John D. Nugent When Lyndon Johnson, a crypto-Jew, became president, with the help of many others, it was the end of America as we knew it.4 hrs · Like
Paul Lovett We had a coup attempt in the early 1930s, but General Smedley Butler called it out. It is interesting that Israel got the bomb when LBJ was president. It is also interesting that JFK kept the Israel Lobby in check by requiring them to register as a foreign agent, which later was rescinded when AIPAC was formed. The confluence of political interests between Israel, the banks, and the military industrial complex is solid.3 hrs · Like
Paul Lovett JFK did not want Israel to have the bomb. Michael Collins Piper book claims Israel’s involvement in the assassination of JFK in his book Final Judgment.3 hrs · Unlike · 1
John D. Nugent Yes, very true, Paul. At Marine Corps boot camp they rightly glorify Smedly Butler for his TWO Medals of Honor, but never mention with one peep his book “War is a Racket” (where he said the Marines had been used as a hitman for Wall Street) or the attempted coup. Actually, since the coup was directed against FDR, it might have been a good thing, or at least less bad than having That Man In The White House.3 hrs · Edited · Like · 1
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John D. Nugent It is kind of discouraging that even such a revered figure as Smedley Butler could not turn the country around. His famous 1935 book “War is a Racket” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smedley_Butler) had little effect…. Six years later we were in yet another huge war, and we have had so many pointless wars since….Smedley Butler – Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaSmedley Darlington Butler (July 30, 1881 – June 21, 1940) was a United States Marine Corps major general, the highest rank…en.wikipedia.org3 hrs · Like · Remove Preview
John D. Nugent In reality, in the 1920s and 1930s we had three revered figures trying to turn America around, the great and wealthy industrialist Henry Ford, the charismatic and world-famous aviator Charles Lindbergh and the supreme war hero, Marine General Smedley Butler.3 hrs · Like
John D. Nugent Looking back, I wish there HAD been a coup, a patriotic coup, and these three true Americans had taken power away from the Phariseee Jews