(NEWS.YAHOO) — The security guard fired after accompanying President Barack Obama in an elevator at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta while carrying a gun says his dismissal was "unjust" — and media coverage of the event has been "a nightmare."
“From the reports, I was some stranger that entered the elevator,” Kenneth Tate told the New York Times. “I mean, I was appointed.”
Tate, who had worked for 10 years as a CDC contractor, was carrying a CDC-issued firearm during Obama's Sept. 16 visit — a violation of Secret Service protocols, which state that only agents and officers for the agency should be armed while in proximity to the president.
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