A harrowing new report details how Omar Gonzalez, the fence-jumper who evaded Secret Service agents and made it into the White House, made it much farther into the building than previously realized. Predictably, some conservatives seized on the news as an opportunity to attack the Obama administration for its alleged incompetence. Now, conservative radio host Laura Ingraham has come forward with her own theory about what's responsible for the security breach -- the administration's emphasis on "political correctness" and "diversity."
Ingraham offered this hot take on Fox & Friends this morning, denouncing the Obama administration for hiring a woman, Julia Pierson, to lead the Secret Service, and seizing on reports that Gonzalez overpowered a female security guard at the entrance to the White House.
"They brought in a woman, first female director -- remember the Obama administration loves firsts. You get the sense at some point that it's the first that's more important than the common sense," Ingraham told the hosts.
Meanwhile, Ingraham said she'd like to see "a big, hulking person" guarding the entrance to the White House -- "female, male, I don't care."
Turning toward armchair psychology, Ingraham lamented, "you get the sense that the first is what really drives their -- floats their boat. They want to be historic. They want it to be an historic appointment, instead of thinking, 'gee, maybe we just need the best people.'"
That focus on "firsts," Ingraham charged, comes at the expense of the country's security.
"[President Obama] was really most motivated by remaking America on the homefront," Ingraham asserted. "So he’s really motivated about stuff like, you know, the war on women and [the] contraceptive mandate and remaking the military, you know, diversity, global warming. I mean, he’s really into that stuff, but this whole idea of America is facing threats abroad – that’s just really not what has ever motivated President Obama."
Watch Ingraham's interview here, via Media Matters: