As reported upon her being appointed, the head of Secret Service is a political appointee and not based on selecting someone with superior ability. Now, time and again, it shows up in the agency’s performance. She is a disgraceful appointment and doing things wrongly like that demoralize professionals who are working under her.
The reason why Democrats are in a panic these days about losing the Senate and the entire Congress has to do with how voters feel about the President. This administration has made horrible appointments and in every case there have been significant negative consequences that undermine trust and confidence in government.
Voters should take note that electing professional politicians to office is a very poor choice. If elected officials have failed to achieve superior results outside of government, they have no business running for office.
As for appointments to positions where professional qualification are essential, don’t compromise. Give to America superior qualified people for government.
A President without essential experience is making mistakes time and again because he simply was not qualified for the job himself. Both parties need to awaken to the necessity to advance people to office who are superior in achievement in business, and not simply politics.
You have to be kidding.
“Pierson served three years in the Orlando Police Department (OPD), patrolling the northeastern section of Orlando. She was one of the first female OPD officers assigned to a beat. She joined the United States Secret Service in 1984 as a special agent. She served in the Miami Field Office from 1984 to 1985, and the Orlando Field Office from 1985 to 1988. Pierson served as deputy assistant director of the Office of Protective Operations from 2005 to 2006, deputy assistant director of the Office of Administration from 2001 to 2005, and special agent in charge of the Office of Protective Operations 2000 to 2001). She served on the presidential protective details (PPDs) of Presidents George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush. From 2008 to her appointment as director, Pierson served as the chief of staff and the assistant director of the Office of Human Resources and Training for the Secret Service.”
“Secret Service director: ‘I take full responsibility’
By Cristina Marcos
Secret Service Director Julia Pierson accepted responsibility for the recent security lapses at the White House before the House Oversight Committee on Tuesday.
“It’s clear that our security plan was not properly executed,” Pierson said. “This is unacceptable and I take full responsibility.”
Fewer than 20 lawmakers came to the hearing, which comes in the second week of the lengthy pre-election congressional recess. Forty members sit on the full House Oversight Committee.
Pierson further confirmed that Omar J. Gonzalez, who scaled the White House fence on Sept. 19, made it further into the building than previously reported and was not apprehended until he was outside the Green Room.
The Secret Service director said in her prepared testimony that the agency has apprehended six people for jumping over the White House fence this year alone.”