The Secret Service Director has resigned after a fence jumper made it all the way into the White House. This is one of those #YouHadOneJob moments. Check it out…
Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned Wednesday after lapses in the president’s security came to light.
Joseph Clancy, who formerly served as special agent in charge of the Presidential Protective Division of the Secret Service, will be appointed interim acting director of the agency.
“Over the last several days we’ve seen recent and accumulating reports raising questions about the performance of the agency, and the president concluded that new leadership of that agency was required,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest said after the announcement.
Pierson has been under pressure since it came to light that an alleged fence-jumper made it further into the White House than previously reported. The Secret Service had originally said the man was caught while entering the building, but later confirmed reports that he had made it all the way to the East Room.
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