House Panel Sets Hearing on White House Breach

Monday, 30 Nov 2009 10:51 AM

 

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The top Democrat on the House Homeland Security committee is calling the Secret Service director and the couple who crashed the Obama administration's first state dinner to testify on the incident Thursday.

Mississippi's Bennie Thompson says he wants answers about the Secret Service's security deficiencies that allowed Michaele and Tareq Salahi into the Nov. 24 White House dinner even though they were not on the guest list. Thompson says now is a time for answers and not political games or scapegoating.

Some lawmakers have called for criminal charges to be brought against the couple, but the Secret Service has yet to do so. The Secret Service could not immediately be reached for comment.

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Rep. Peter King said "we can't show this type of weakness to terrorists, to psychopaths."

The New York Republican joined Sens. Evan Bayh of Indiana and Jon Kyl of Arizona in calling for an investigation of the incident in which Michaele and Tareq Salahi were allowed into the state dinner for the visiting prime minister of India on Tuesday night.

King told NBC's "Today" show on Monday that a full investigation is necessary "to find out exactly what the Secret Service is doing to make sure this never happens again."

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