The director of the Secret Service submitted her resignation on Wednesday after a series of embarrassing security lapses, including the revelation that an armed man came within inches of President Barack Obama in an elevator.On Tuesday, Director Julia Pierson was hauled before a House committee and upbraided by lawmakers, including one who suggested that she was better at protecting her own reputation than that of the White House.
On Sept. 19, a man jumped the White House fence, raced across the lawn, entered the building and made it as far as the East Room before he was tackled, and only then by an off-duty agent.
The Secret Service, in its first account of the episode, said only that the man was apprehended after entering the North Portico doors.
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She was probably offered, "you can either resign or we are gonna fire you".