CORALVILLE COURIER EDITOR'S NOTE: When people jump the White House fence (we've now learned that White House fence jumping is not so uncommon), they are soon tackled by Secret Service personnel. Jumpers typically don't get more than 30 feet from that fence before getting taken down to the ground and cuffed. What happened to that vigilance this time? This guy was not only able to sprint more than the length of a football field to the front door, he got deep into the White House. This is a serious problem folks.
WASHINGTON — Lawmakers from both parties on Tuesday assailed Julia Pierson, the director of the Secret Service, about security breaches at the White House, including an intruder who earlier this month breached multiple security measures and evaded capture as he ran around the first floor of the mansion.
Ms. Pierson said in opening statements before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform that she takes full responsibility for the breaches and she pledged that “what happened is unacceptable and it will never happen again.” But her promise of a comprehensive review of the incidents appeared to do little to satisfy members of the committee.