“I encourage President Trump to appoint a director from outside the agency”
WASHINGTON – Today, House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released the following statement after U.S. Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy announced his retirement.
“I appreciate Director Clancy’s dedicated service to this country. He took on the difficult task of returning to and taking over an agency plagued with mismanagement, misconduct, and security lapses. Under his leadership, the Secret Service has worked with this committee to implement detailed recommendations put forth in our bipartisan staff report. I wish him and his family the best as they begin a new chapter.
“Moving forward, I encourage President Trump to appoint a director from outside the agency. A fresh set of eyes and new perspective is needed to restore the prestige and status expected of such an elite agency.”