Congressman: How About A Moat Outside The White House? (VIDEO)

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November 19, 2014 1:42 p.m.

The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing Wednesday to discuss possible solutions to improve the porous security at the White House, which has seen a string of intrusions in recent months.

How about a medieval remedy?

“Would a — moat, water six feet around, be kind of attractive and effective?” Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) asked, sounding a bit timid to float the idea.

That might strike some as amusing, but Joseph Clancy, the acting director of the Secret Service, was receptive.

“Sir, it may be,” Clancy told Cohen

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