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That Time A Secret Service Agent Didn’t Catch A White House Fence Jumper Because He Was On The Phone

Friday, the House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) called the the Secret Service’s behavior a “comedy of errors” that left him “very, very concerned” for President Obama’s safety.

Congressmen Goodlatte appeared on Fox News’ Real Story and revealed that one of the White House fence jumpers who managed to gain access deep inside the White House, armed with a knife and hundreds of rounds of ammunition, was not “identified properly ahead of time because they were looking at him, but not looking at him properly, going over the fence, seeing him go over the fence.”

Sadder still, the Secret Service agent on “the other side of the fence was not paying attention” because he was “talking on his personal cell phone,” the Congressman claimed. “The guard dog he had with him was not able to be focused on this intruder and it all went wrong from there.”

A recent federal review of the fence jumper found inadequate training, staffing shortages, and numerous problems with communications on all levels within the Secret Service.

The president’s safety, no matter who he or she is, should never be a political or partisan issue. And President Obama’s safety is of even more importance because no one on earth wants to see a President Joe Biden. No one.


Jerome Hudson

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Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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