Laura Ingraham spoke to Fox “News” and asserted the recent White House security breach happened because Secret Service officials hire women out of “political correctness.” The conservative radio show host argued that the recent breach was possible because the agent on duty was a woman and not “a really strong person.”
CBS reported that the man who jumped the White House fence and made it all the way to the East Room overpowered the female Secret Service agent.
Ingraham said on her radio show, “They brought in a woman, first female director — remember the Obama administration loves firsts. You get the sense at some point that it’s the first that’s more important than the common sense.”
“What works — let’s do what works best, ok?” she added. “Is it to have a woman there or is it just to have a really strong person there? A big, hulking person. Female, male, I don’t care.
“They want to be historic. They want it to be an historic appointment, instead of thinking, ‘gee, maybe we just need the best people.’”
When Ingraham spoke to Fox & Friends, she acknowledged that some female agents could be “really strong and large,” but she assumed the decision to hire women is based on gender rather than hiring the best person for the job.
I mean, you do get the sense at some point that political correctness could have been a factor here, right? Because the new female director, who’s going to be questioned today, Julia Pierson, came in after that Colombia prostitute scandal with the Secret Service. She was a proud career civil servant — 30 years with the Secret Service. But you do get the sense that with this administration that all these decisions about who gets what position and where they’re stationed — political correctness comes into the decision-making, and this is no place for political correctness. The strongest, biggest, best people have to be at the front of the White House always.
Fox host Steve Doocy chimed in and proclaimed the White House just needs to “Lock the damn door.”
Ingraham has also bitterly suggested to Fox that President Obama get Beyoncé to deliver his intelligence briefings.
There you have it – conservatives love to blame women for all that is wrong with this country and then pretend they are not waging a War On Women.