Obama to appoint first female director of Secret Service
March 26th, 2013
02:50 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama to appoint first female director of Secret Service

Washington (CNN) – President Obama will appoint Julia Pierson as the first female director of the Secret Service, a White House official told CNN on Tuesday.

Pierson has been the chief of staff to the director since August 2008. She began her career as a special agent in 1983 in the Miami field office.

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soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. Randy, San Francisco

    Good thing this appointment does not require Senate approval, otherwise some Republican obstructionist like Sen Paul would mount a filibuster.

    March 26, 2013 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  2. chilly g

    will she have to be confirm by the senate, if the answer is yes then she will be oppose by senator graham and mccain

    March 26, 2013 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  3. Wake up People!

    I smell a filibuster...........

    Good job Mr. President, as usual.

    March 26, 2013 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  4. just askin

    merit based??? highly doubful. pandering? highly likely.

    March 26, 2013 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  5. Rick McDaniel

    It's his neck, being protected, so he can have who he wants.

    March 26, 2013 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  6. Babyboomer

    It probably time, especially given some of the mess the secret service has been caught doing lately. Maybe a different kind of leadership is needed.

    March 26, 2013 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  7. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    That's change you can believe in!

    March 26, 2013 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  8. Rudy NYC

    Wake up People!

    I smell a filibuster...........
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    Yup. Some agents had that wild time down in South America last year, didn't they?

    March 26, 2013 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  9. g

    repulicans are not going to like this

    March 26, 2013 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  10. James Bond

    Repubs are going to get their panties in a bunch over this one

    March 26, 2013 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  11. jane

    Dont think Miss Lindsay Priss has any room to argue against a female. Neither does sour old mysogynist McCain.

    March 26, 2013 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  12. The Real Tom Paine

    -just askin

    merit based??? highly doubful. pandering? highly likely.
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    Merit based? Never in Rightie world: only the rich deserve anything, according to their wierd logic. Campaign donor payoff? Highly likely in their world. Of course, with how dysfunctional the GOP is, we'll never see that in our lifetime.

    March 26, 2013 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |