Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York

Rep. Jeffries Statement on the Resignation of Secret Service Director Julia Pierson

Oct 1, 2014
Press Release

New York, NY - Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement concerning the resignation of Secret Service Director Julia Pierson in the aftermath of unprecedented security breaches surrounding President Obama and the White House.

"The resignation of Director Pierson is a welcome development, but it is not sufficient. We cannot have a situation where Jay-Z appears to have a more competent security apparatus than the President of the United States.

The Secret Service needs strong leadership from top to bottom, significant retraining, a firm disciplinary code, technology enhancements and a greater budget allocation. Only then, will the President and the American people get the agency we deserve."