Rep. John Mica (R., Fla.) offered some comic relief at Tuesday’s House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the recent White House security breaches when he suggested the Secret Service install private security technology at the presidential palace.
"If someone opens a window or a window is broken at my house, I have an alarm," Mica said during his questioning. "Have you ever heard of these guys?" he asked, holding up an "ADT Security" sign.
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"It is not very costly," he added. "You can subscribe. That can be installed. It is a simple technology device, a company, a private system can do that."
Mica noted the inexpensive cost of installing a security system, much like the system protecting his own home.
Tuesday’s hearing offered Director of the Secret Service Julia Pierson an opportunity to testify on the recent security breaches at the White House including the Sept. 19 incident when Omar Gonzalez stormed across the North Lawn and into the White House before being apprehended by an off-duty Secret Service agent in the East Room.