Congressman Riled Up Over Response to White House Bomb Threat

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Rep. Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, expressed outrage toward the head of the Secret Service, Joseph Clancy, at a hearing Tuesday.

"This is why it's so infuriating," Chaffetz admonished about a recent bomb threat at the White House. "It’s almost thee weeks after the incident and you don’t know why it takes 11 minutes to pick up the phone and say, 'Hey Metro Police Department, we got a problem down here we need your help.'"

Clancy was on Capitol Hill to answer questions about the "recent and longstanding problems at the Secret Service." Another incident that he received a grilling was a March 4th incident when agents were allegedly drinking and driving near the White House.

- Leigh Ann Caldwell

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