How secure can the U.S. be when the most powerful address in the country can’t keep out trespassers?
FOX News Radio’s Jill Nado reports:
The Secret Service taking heat for not doing enough to protect America’s most famous home. This weekend, a man managed to get through the front door of the White House. Another drove up to a barricaded entry way there, and was arrested when he refused to leave.
Congressman Peter King of the House Committee on Homeland Security says he’s certain there’s going to be hearings.
(King) “How anyone, especially in these days of ISIS, and with concern about terrorist attacks… someone could actually get into the White House without being stopped is inexcusable.”
King on “FOX News Sunday.”
The Obama administration is saying the President has full confidence in the Secret Service. But, Congressman Mike Rogers of the House Intelligence Committee says the agency’s gotten sloppy.
(Rogers) “They’re not doing their audits, their checks, to make sure that people are up to the right standard.”
Rogers on CBS’s “Face The Nation.”
Secret Service still dealing with other PR disasters, when agents were found hanging out with prostitutes overseas.
In Washington, Jill Nado, FOX News Radio.
The former U.S. Army soldier accused of jumping a fence and getting into the White House with a knife has led to a review of security measures at the White House.
FOX News Radio’s Jared Halpern reports:
Extra barricades and uniformed Secret Service officers outside the White House fence on Pennsylvania Avenue.
Law enforcement is reviewing security here after that Friday night breach, when an Army veteran was able to scale the several-foot high fence and sprint inside the White House. The first-of-it’s kind intrusion.
Discussions include expanding checkpoints and even creating bag checks before visitors get to the White House, though a federal law enforcement source says nothing has been decided.
At the White House, Jared Halpern, FOX News Radio.
The intruder goes to court today . A man accused of making his way into the White House with a knife.
FOX News Radio’s Rachel Sutherland reports:
Omar Gonzalez, a decorated Army war veteran, scaled the White House fence and ran across the North Lawn, and was able to make it inside before Secret Service agents stopped him. The incident has the Secret Service under the microscope.
(Rogers) “This is just a matter of the Secret Service upping their game.”
Republican Congressman Mike Rogers appearing on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”
Today , Gonzalez will be in federal court to face charges of unlawfully entering a restricted building while carrying a deadly or dangerous weapon.
In Washington, Rachel Sutherland, FOX News Radio.
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