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Cummings suggests Pierson should resign Secret Service post

Cummings suggests Pierson should resign Secret Service post

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Elijah E. Cummings appeared to call Wednesday for U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson to step down over a series of recent security breaches at the White House -- becoming the first member of Congress to do so -- but then later softened his stance on the matter. The Baltimore lawmaker, the top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, used several national media appearances Wednesday to say he did not believe Pierson's testimony before his committee on Tuesday conveyed a sense of urgency in addressing the problems. "I am convinced that she is not the person to lead that agency," Cummings said on The Diane Rehm Show Wednesday...

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