• In the Hot Seat: Watch the Top Six Moments of Tuesday’s Secret Service Hearing

    It was one heated hearing on Capitol Hill today, as lawmakers from both sides of the political aisle demanded answers from Secret Service Director Julia Pierson. As she fought for her own job, she was pummeled with so many questions about security breaches at the White House that some even seemed to forget that she wasn’t the only one there testifying.

    Still, Pierson’s performance was universally panned, with even Democrat Congressman Elijah Cummings proclaiming that he was shocked at the Director’s lack of transparency.

    At any rate, it was one LONG hearing, so we’ve decided to compile for you the Top 6 Most Interesting Moments.

    #6) Director Pierson admits that Secret Service agents actually recognized the White House fence-jumper, but didn’t approach him OR report him:

    #5) Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) ponders whether there’s a “fitness problem” within the Secret Service when six agents can’t manage to chase down one man:

    #4) Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) demands to know more about the reported “million dollar executive luxury suite” on the eighth floor of Secret Service headquarters:

    #3) Rep. John Mica (R-FL) holds up an “ADT Security” sign and wonders why ADT hasn’t been installed in the White House:

    #2) Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA) tells Director Pierson that she ought to protect the White House the way she was protecting her reputation today:

    … and finally, because when we’re dealing with Democrats on the committee, you know it unfortunately has to happen…

    #1) Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) blames the security breach on — wait for it — SEQUESTRATION:

    Matt Fox

    Senior Editor

    Fox has history in broadcasting that spans two decades. From his early days as an FM host and club DJ in the mid-90′s to his later experiences in political talk radio, he has always had a knack for combining topical news with his love for popular culture. Those experiences culminated in his position as executive producer for several radio shows featured in the TALKERS Heavy 100. Originally from New York, Fox has made the great pilgrimage down to sunny south Florida.

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