Please disable your Ad Blocker to better interact with this website.

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson has resigned, in the wake of several presidential security failures. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson announcement the resignation Wednesday afternoon.

“Today Julia Pierson, the Director of the United States Secret Service, offered her resignation, and I accepted it. I salute her 30 years of distinguished service to the Secret Service and the Nation,” he said

take our poll - story continues below

Will the Democrats try to impeach President Trump now that they control the House?

  • Will the Democrats try to impeach President Trump now that they control the House?  

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to The Lid updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Trending: ‘Get Out!’ Mexicans Fight Arriving Migrant Caravan In Tijuana

Joseph Clancy, a retired special agent and West Point graduate would return to the agency as interim acting director, Johnson announced.

Pierson has come under criticism due to recent security breaches including an armed intruder who managed to jump the White House fence and run deep into the building brandishing a knife as ran past a stairwell leading to the first family’s private residence.

Additionally the President was in an elevator at the CDC Atlanta two weeks with security contractor with convictions for assault the contractor was carrying a gun..a major violation of security protocols.

Pierson appeared before the House Oversight Committee Tuesday and faced a barrage of questions about her leadership and the security of the president. It was not a good performance.

Despite bipartisan calls for her resignation, the White House stood by Pierson into Wednesday morning. Appearing on “Morning Joe,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest defended her as qualified to run the agency (see below)

Send this to a friend