Congressman to Secret Service: Look into ADT

Congressman's simple solution for Secret Service
Congressman's simple solution for Secret Service   

U.S. Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., has some simple advice for the U.S. Secret Service—look into ADT.

Speaking on Tuesday during a congressional hearing on security lapses at the White House, Mica held up an ADT sign as he grilled Secret Service Director Julia Pierson. The sign looked like those commonly found around houses to scare away potential intruders.

"If someone opens a window, or if a window is broken at my house, I have an alarm," said Mica, a member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. "Have you ever heard of these guys? This is not very costly. You could subscribe."

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Mica's sign elicited laughter from the crowd.

Before taking out the sign, he called into question whether security at the White House had been improved since a gunman shot a window near the first family's living room in 2011.

Lawmakers called for the hearing into Secret Service procedures after an intruder jumped the White House fence and entered the executive mansion earlier this month.

Wall Street Journal reporter Andrew Grossman points out that ADT is now running promoted tweets for the search term "Secret Service" on Twitter.