House Dem tries to blame Secret Service failure on sequester

By Pete Kasperowicz Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) on Tuesday argued that the failure of the Secret Service to quickly detain a man who jumped the fence and ran into the White House is related to budget cuts under the sequester of last year.
But Republicans rejected that argument in a House Oversight Committee hearing and said Congress has made sure the Secret Service has received healthy funding levels for salaries and expenses.

Norton said she estimated that the Secret Service might be down about 250 people due to the sequester cuts, which hit many agencies in 2013. But Secret Service Director Julia Pierson said …read more

Source: The Blaze

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