You really can’t make this stuff up.
Here’s Congressman Steve Cohen’s idea on security. Make sure to check out the video below.
From the Washington Post:
Unique security threats require unique security measures.
Acting Secret Service director Joseph Clancy on Wednesday testified before the House Judiciary Committee, where several lawmakers asked questions about a security breach in September that led to a jumper making his way into the White House.
Rep. Steven Cohen (D-Tenn.), after several questions about the security lapse, had a creative recommendation.
“Would a…moat—” Cohen began.
“Moat?” Clancy interrupted
“Water, six feet around,” Cohen continued, “be kind of attractive and effective?”
It’s unclear if Cohen was joking or not.
“Sir, it may be,” Clancey responded, unfazed. Clancy went on to explain that the Secret Service is concerned with balancing accessibility to the White House with the historic nature of the building.
“That’s our first step, to see if we can do something that would still be appeasing to the eye and keep the historical nature of the White House,” Clancy added.
“Like a higher fence? Because this guy got further in the White House than some of my Republican colleagues have ever gotten,” Cohen deadpanned.
Clancy did not outright reject the suggestion but seemed to prefer the higher fence.
Democrats object to a wall across our southern border, but when it comes to Obama, the standards change, don’t they?