In a series of social media tweets on Monday, Democrat Senator and 2020 presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren called for an investigation into the recent firing of Secret Service Director Randolph “Tex” Alles.
Warren said President Trump’s firing of Alles, which came shortly after a serious breach of his Mar-a-Lago resort by an apparent foreign agent, “raises more concerns about the [White House’s] handling of security matters,” calling for DHS to investigate.
The fact that @realDonaldTrump fired the @SecretService director at the same time the Mar-a-Lago news broke raises more concerns about the @WhiteHouse’s handling of security matters. @DHSgov should expand its investigation to include the circumstances of Alles’ firing. pic.twitter.com/MUD4u61w9z
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) April 8, 2019
In a letter to acting DHS Secretary John Kelly, Warren urged the probing of “concerns about how the White House is handling Secret Service security matters at Mar-A-Lago, and elsewhere.”
Warren additionally asked investigators to “include an examination of the circumstances surrounding President Trump’s reported firing of the Secret Service Director.”