In that case, it might be time for Josh Earnest to have a serious talk with the president:
More from the Washington Post:
The new revelations follow accounts provided to The Post last week detailing how Gonzalez’s ability to enter the White House reflected a failure of multiple levels of security around the compound. The agency relies on these successive layers as a fail-safe for protecting the president and the White House complex.
In this incident, a plainclothes surveillance team was on duty that night outside the fence, meant to spot jumpers and give early warning before they made it over. When that team didn’t notice Gonzalez, there was an officer in a guard booth on the North Lawn. When that officer couldn’t reach Gonzales, there was supposed to be an attack dog, a specialized SWAT team and a guard at the front door — all at the ready.
Maybe “at the ready” is Secret Service code for “not at the ready.” Which is particularly reassuring when you consider scenarios like these:
The White House needs to get its act together, like, last week. Holy moly.
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.
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