Horrific Security Breach as Fake Congressman Allowed Backstage At Obama Event

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Another breach of presidential security was revealed to have occurred last week when a fake congressman was allowed backstage at an Obama event.

Bloomberg reported,

An unidentified man posing as a member of Congress made it into a secure area backstage at President Barack Obama’s appearance at a Congressional Black Caucus Foundation awards dinner in Washington Sept. 27, according to a White House official.

The man entered the backstage area during or just after Obama’s speech at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center as members of Congress gathered there to have their pictures taken with the president, said the official, who asked for anonymity to discuss the incident, which has not previously been made public.

Yesterday, it was revealed that a member of the Secret Service leaked President Obama’s schedule before it was made public to Mitt Romney’s campaign in 2012. This scandal has blown up to unimaginable proportions. Each of these incidents from the intruder who got into the White House to shots being fired at the White House add up to a widespread and systemic issue with presidential security

When the VA scandal broke, Congress acted quickly. There is no excuse for Congress to drag their feet now. Beyond hearing, legislation must be passed that will allow immediate reform of the Secret Service, and a comprehensive review of presidential security. The nation is failing to protect the president. Previous incidents has shown that the president isn’t even safe in the White House.

This can’t wait until after the November elections. President Obama needs to call Congress back into session immediately, so that this vital national security issue can be dealt with.

33 Replies to “Horrific Security Breach as Fake Congressman Allowed Backstage At Obama Event”

  1. They are trying to kill him. I have never heard of so many lapse in security regarding a President in my life.

  2. The Republicans in Congress won’t do it, because several of them would be ecstatic if President Obama was assassinated… and most of the rest might not actively want a murder but also would not refuse to follow their leaders in this.

    This just makes me sick.

    I saw another story recently of some rightwinger who’s offering in social media a cash reward to anyone who assassinates the President. Normally I’d expect the Secret Service would arrest and charge that man… but now? Who knows? :(

  3. This is a national disgrace! Where is the outrage from Congress? Do they even care? I doubt it!

  4. The Republicans will be all for changing and updating this system…as soon as a rich white male is in office.

  5. Lapse in security is prelude to an assassination and it is not the terrorists in the Middle East that are the threat but the armed right wing vigilante “patriots” pumped up by the Tea Party Republicans who will perform the dastardly deed.

    As the Supreme Court has become corrupted by partisan politics, so should we expect the Secret Service.

    President Obama is the most competent Commander in Chief since President Kennedy, and it was the lapse of security in Dallas that ended the Kennedy presidency.

  6. Shiva,

    Sounds like you are pissed as I am about this lack of protection. Makes me ill. The racism in this country is making me just want to spit on anyone claiming to be a Repig.

  7. The Republicans would call for a National Celebration if he was assassinated, they still can’t stand for a black man to be in the Whitehouse… they would rather see the US on its knees…

    I think its time that some one started to talk about Treason and investigate… We are the most prejudiced nation on Earth… at least our politicians are… and we elect them so I guess we are too.

    Obama is the most competent President we have had since I was born (1940)it just kills the Republicans that that is true… they have done every thing in their power to harm his administration from day one. they are a bunch of sick koch-suckers…

  8. Juia Pierson should have been gone like the day she was appointed and there is a conspiracy going on via the TeathugliKKKans who can afford to pay anyone any amount via the Koch Monsters,any price.

  9. I have been following this very, very closely. There was an excellent background piece in the WaPo 2 days ago by the reporter who broke the story about the man with convictions, and a gun, riding in the same elevator with the President.

    The agents themselves appear to be dedicated and concerned with just a few bad apples. It is the upper tier management combined with GOP budget cuts that have resulted in these systemic problems. The administrators are overweight, out of shape, desk jockeys who have not seen field service in years. I am not a big fan of new guy, Joseph Clancy, to run the agency, but his only job is to investigate, recommend, and leave naming his replacement… He will be fine for this I think. The publicity and Congressional attention will wake up them up and keep them on their toes until management firings and new administration is put into place.

    Given the extraordinary number of right-wing threats to the President, tight security is an absolute must.

  10. I am truly scared for our President to the point I wish he would “cancel his public appearances” until there is a “armor” or true secret service men and women willing to protect him. This whole agency has to be scrapped and built from the ground up, including the head of the The training department that puts these people through drills, lie detector tests, background checks, political party affiliations from years back, and who do they affiliate and identify with. He can still stay in contact with the people via satellite with special guests and answer questions. People will understand. Maybe he could have more contact with the people this way, definitely more exposure, but safer!

  11. if the secret service can’t do their job, because they don’t like this President, then perhaps they should resign their positions and allow someone else who can do the job have it. What do they think will happen when they have someone else in office. Do they really think the people of the WORLD who want to kill the LEADER OF THE FREE WORLD, only care about the color of his skin? Does the SS think everyone else is just gonna forget that the SS was lazy at their jobs and allowed anyone to approach this President? Does the SS really think that the WORLD AUDIENCE will change their views just because the US has elected another white man to fill the office. Perhaps they forget they are not only protecting the person in the office, but also OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT. There are many out there who don’t care what color the skin of the POTUS is, they just care that s/he is the POTUS..be careful what you wish for..you just might get it

  12. But you do Ms. Teabagger. We are not worried about some people of the world because the main danger are you domestic terrorist

  13. Ms. Tea may want Blackwater security to take over! Are they still training our law enforcement? If so, this is a problem! Remember the RW CEO Mr. Prince giving millions to the GOP…not to mention what happen in Iraq!

  14. djchefron..WTF r u talking about? but I do what? R U A troll? LOL.. if you can’t read beyond my name, maybe you should have someone read the whole post to you. That way you understand what was said..have a great day

  15. naw.. not at all. Blackwater is what got us here today.. perhaps, the way I worded it confused you.. I just want the people responsible for PROTECTING OUR PRESIDENT to actually PROTECT OUR PRESIDENT.. that is all.

  16. Tell me then, what foreigner has ever assassinated a US President? You do know that President Obama is very popular in the world
    Today, Obama remains largely popular. Half or more of the public in 27 of 43 countries surveyed by the Pew Research Center in 2014 said they had confidence in him to do the right thing in world affairs – his median positive approval rating is 55 percent, similar to the American public’s view of his handling of foreign policy. Indeed, in most nations, the public’s assessment of Obama’s performance is largely unchanged since 2013, and his image has dropped by double digits in just five nations – Brazil, Germany, Argentina, Russia and Japan. But it has risen appreciably in Israel and China.
    http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2014/07/16/how-the-world-sees-obama/

    So you throw out that the world is trying to kill him where as its the domestic terrorist here at home who are calling for his assassination

  17. There is no breach. There is a plot to assassinate the President of the United States. He’s the most hated man in the United States.

  18. Shiva, are you effing KIDDING? You want a shootout in the OK Corral at the highest levels of government? No wonder you chose that name, which is the Destroyer God!

  19. Thats an interesting commentary on what you think of our congress. A bunch of killers.

    Actually my point is, they need to face what the president faces

  20. GOP cut funding for Secret Service so President Obama would be more vulnerable to assassination attempts without actually pulling the trigger themselves.

    I Don’t buy outrage for safety of President Obama from these a**wipes. Their actions last 6 years have been to strip him of his legitimacy and encouraged him harm.

  21. I am over sixth five years old and by far President Obama is one of the best presidents in my lifetime, if not the best. I truly cannot understand why he has such a low approval rating based on all he has done in the face of hatred and obstruction. Very sad….I too worry about his safety.

  22. what do you think the rethugs would do if, the Pres did cancel all outside commitments. First- they would start screaming about what a coward he is, then he was hiding in his closet, the amount of
    hostility and contempt would be unheard of.
    An excuse to be used and used over and over again against this Pres. Just what the rethugs have tried to order.

  23. Hated by the rethugs tebaggers only Judith. They are NOT in the majority!
    Most of us worry about his safety and pray for it. I do agree however, there may be a plot to assassinate no other explanation as to the lack of protection for this Pres.

  24. If this were a white, republican president we wouldn’t be reading this here on Politicus USA but rather we’d be following this near daily drama of security failures on every single major news network as a leading story and it would be on the front page of every major newspaper and on all the major media websites. It would be THE leading national story until it was resolved. If we cannot keep our president safe in his own home then we have effectively lost the country. Pull every single troop home from every branch of military as we have no foreign interests that trump the safety of our president on domestic soil.

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