RUSH: Julia Pierson’s gone from the Secret Service. Her resignation has launched a top-to-bottom review of the agency and what in the world is going on? And I’m gonna tell you, I just want to address this one more time. If people inside the White House have sent instructions to the Secret Service, “Get out, we don’t want you around.” My point is, what’s been going on in there? This is really inexplicable. All these intrusions, all these successful break-ins at the White House. People are not paying attention. People are not looking. There has to be a reason for this. I have no idea what it could be, none whatsoever. I just know that this has never happened before like this.
The Secret Service has never been this porous. It’s never allowed this kind of semi-regular intrusion on the property and in the building itself. Now, one thing that has been learned, in the spring, Julia Pierson, who is now out as director, she was in charge for 18 months and some things have come to light. She’s become the subject of derision among some lower-level agents — this is what interests me — for accommodating the White House staff’s wishes for less cumbersome security over the warnings of her tactical teams.
What that means is, some in the White House staff were saying, “Look, leave us alone, just bug out. You don’t need to see what’s going on in here. We don’t want you.” And she did, rather than accept the advice of the tactical team, saying, “No way.” She did. That kind of stuff is coming out now, and eventually Trey Gowdy may get to the bottom of this. We’ll just have to wait and see. But in the spring, this past spring, Julia Pierson “was irate at what she considered the excessive security measures her team had planned for the US-Africa Leaders Summit.”
That happened not too long ago, but the planning for it was last spring. And her team demanded — well, she demanded “that it dismantle extra layers of fencing and reopen closed streets,” because she didn’t want everybody inconvenienced by gridlock. “Supervisors who had mapped out the security plan said they were taken aback when Pierson said: ‘We need to be more like Disney World. We need to be more friendly, inviting.'”
Disney World? The Secret Service director said we need to be more like Disney World? She worked at Disney World in high school. She was a costume character and a park attendant. She said, “We need to be more like Disney World. We need to be more friendly, inviting.”
Friends, what are we dealing with here? Political correctness or whatever the hell else you want to call it. The Secret Service, we need to be more friendly and inviting? It made no sense. It literally makes no sense. Mission accomplished, by the way, because that’s what it became. You know, Disney World, happiest place on earth. The White House must be a version of that, whatever it means. Folks, I don’t even want to speculate. That just boggles the mind. More inviting? The Secret Service is supposed to intimidate and scare the hell out of people.
You see the Secret Service, you’re supposed to turn around and go the other way. You’re not supposed to feel invited.