106.7 The Fan All News 99.1 WNEW CBS Sports Radio 1580

Norton to Request Meeting with Secret Service

View Comments
People wait to enter through the gates at the National Mall.  (Credit: John Domen/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

People wait to enter through the gates at the National Mall. (Credit: John Domen/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Latest News

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

WASHINGTON — The District of Columbia’s delegate to Congress is hoping for answers from the Secret Service about what led to long lines at a security checkpoint for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

The office of Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., plans to request a meeting this week with Secret Service Director Julia Pierson.

Norton says an “organizational breakdown” led to a backup at the checkpoint that left many people unable to attend the event.

She says the Secret Service is capable of planning for events with large crowds and she’s disappointed that it failed to do so. She calls the long lines “entirely unnecessary.” She says emergency medical workers had to give assistance to more than 100 people who were waiting in the heat and humidity.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,609 other followers