Conservative pundit Laura Ingraham on Tuesday suggested that the White House jumper was able to enter the building because a female secret Service agent was guarding the door.
On “Fox and Friends,” Ingraham said the White House needs strong agents, not politically correct ones.
“The idea that this guy could get in, and then overpower an agent, who I guess was female — and there are a lot of female agents that are really strong and large,” she said. “But 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.”
On her radio show, Ingraham said the Obama administration was too focused on employing women, according to Media Matters.
“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,” she said.
“What works — let’s do what works best, okay? 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,” she continued. “But you get the sense that the first is what really drives their — floats their boat. They want to be historic. They want it to be an historic appointment, instead of thinking, ‘gee, maybe we just need the best people.'”
Watch Ingraham on “Fox and Friends” via Media Matters: