(London Daily Mail) A recently retired Secret Service agent told MailOnline on Thursday that former director Julia Pierson's resignation will be welcomed by the agency's rank-and-file because 'people in the service thought she was a joke from Day One.'
He attributed her swift fall from grace to a cadre of 'p***ed off agents who had had enough' of feeling disrespected by the service's first female director.
'Putting her in charge was part of the [Obama] administration's push to feminize the service after the "hookergate" nightmare,' the agent said, referring to agents who were fired after patronizing prostitutes during a security-check trip to Colombia before President Obama's 2012 visit.
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Pierson resigned Wednesday following an angry, tense congressional hearing the day before, which focused on a trio of headaches that erupted in a matter of days.