‘You got to go, lady’: Time for bumbling Secret Service director to hit the road?


Testifying today before the House Oversight Committee, Secret Service director Julia Pierson admitted that maybe — just maybe — she bears some responsibility for the agency letting a deranged man break into the White House:

Secret Service chief Julia Pierson: Our security plan "not properly executed," "unacceptable," "I take full responsibility"

— HowardKurtz (@HowardKurtz) September 30, 2014

"I take full responsibility," says Julia Pierson of USSS response to WH intruder incident. "It will never happen again," she pledges.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) September 30, 2014

It’ll never happen again as long as the Secret Service gets more money, she means.

USSS director Pierson: 'It is obvious that mistakes were made.' Her testimony has been at that level all day.

— Byron York (@ByronYork) September 30, 2014

Her leadership’s at that level, too. We’ve heard just about enough of this B.S. from her, haven’t you?

USSS Director takes full responsibility, knowing full well that that means she will get off with no real punishment.

— Aaron Gardner (@Aaron_RS) September 30, 2014

Secret Service chief: "This is unacceptable and I take full responsibility." Translation: "LOL, you can't fire me."

— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) September 30, 2014

How does the Secret Service allow an intruder in the White House and the director not lose their job? How?

— Stephen Gutowski (@StephenGutowski) September 30, 2014

If Pierson’s serious about taking responsibility, let’s see her put her money where her mouth is:

Good so she's resigning? RT @politico: House Oversight members focus on a breakdown of security at the White House pic.twitter.com/V3rH0l3ViQ

— S.M (@redsteeze) September 30, 2014

Pierson, like any good DC folk, "takes responsibility" for failure. If true, she'd resign. Accountability doesn't count if status unchanged

— Yo (@yo60640) September 30, 2014

Julia Pierson takes full responsibility…good then resign

— Andrew Coffey (@coffeygrinds) September 30, 2014

Julia Pierson, head of Secret Service, 'full responsibility, never happen again.' How 'bout 'full responsibility, I resign'? @SecretService

— John Webster (@webster1114) September 30, 2014

Respect the process & consequences for failures in the Office: Pierson should resign. @WhiteHouse

— Devon Simons (@DMSaber) September 30, 2014

#SecretService director #Pierson should resign as a simple matter of ministerial responsibility-A debacle occurred on her watch, oust her-

— WebsterGTarpley (@WebsterGTarpley) September 30, 2014

#SecretService director #Pierson should resign.

— ┼Я▲N§HUᙢAN (@transhuman) September 30, 2014

After watching the first 15 minutes of #SecretService hearings, #Pierson needs to resign. Cold and completely detached from severity of this

— Kuala C. Chambers (@kcarr78) September 30, 2014

Julia Pierson's testimony on Capitol Hill today is an embarrassing disaster. She is the Dir. of the #SecretService ; she needs to resign.

— Rich Mento, CSA (@RichMentoCSA) September 30, 2014

If Julia Pierson had any class, she'd resign immediately.

— Matt Murphy (@MattMurph24) September 30, 2014

Without apology, I'd like to see Secret Service Director Julia Pierson out of a job. You got to go, lady. It's your failure.

— Bill in San diego (@BillntwrkBill) September 30, 2014

This woman sounds absolutely incompetent. Far better have resigned for far less. Julia Pierson: step down.

— Lyndsey Fifield (@lyndseyfifield) September 30, 2014



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