Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks to the crowd at the 2013 Iowa Democratic Party Jefferson Jackson Dinner in Des Moines, IA (Gregory Hauenstein/Flickr)
On Monday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) called on President Donald Trump's outgoing Secret Service director to testify before Congress on security flaws at the president's Mar-a-Lago country club:
The outgoing Secret Service director Randolph “Tex” Alles must testify before Congress as soon as possible about th… https://t.co/Q4XGjcdKdq— Chuck Schumer (@Chuck Schumer) 1554755932.0
The public and Congress need to know the extent to which adversarial governments—like China—and their agents are at… https://t.co/U6QOuJYbXj— Chuck Schumer (@Chuck Schumer) 1554755935.0
Trump dismissed Alles as part of a broad purge of higher-up officials at the Department of Homeland Security, thought to be the doing of White House policy adviser Stephen Miller, who wants to remake the agency in a far more hardline image.
Mar-a-Lago, a frequent retreat for the president, has come under scrutiny for security lapses after a Chinese national was caught by Secret Service agents entering the facility with computer equipment and malware.