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Pierson On Resigning: ‘The Media Has Made It Clear That This Is What They Expected’

Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger

U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson stepped down today, and as she did, she took a quick jab at the evil media.

“I think it’s in the best interest of the Secret Service and the American public if I step down,” Pierson told Bloomberg News after her resignation was announced by the Department of Homeland Security. “Congress has lost confidence in my ability to run the agency. The media has made it clear that this is what they expected.”

If only she were thinking clearly.

The media, as in primarily Washington Post‘s investigative reporter Carol Leonnig, trotted out a series of stories about serious lapses in security that could have gravely affected President Obama and his family. But it was a bipartisan mix of lawmakers including House Oversight ranking Democrat Elijah Cummings (Maryland), Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) that raised serious concerns about her ability to do her job.

Cummings couldn’t sleep last night and eventually called on her to resign.

Pelosi deferred to Cummings, saying if he thought Pierson needed to go, she agrees.

And Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), after hearing Cummings’ thoughts, told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell that it was only a matter of time before Pierson was toast.

“We’ve seen this movie before,” McCain chummily told Andrea Mitchell during an appearance on MSNBC Wednesday.