Moats and bike racks set to protect White House

Secret Service director Joseph Clancy answered a tough set of questions Wednesday from the House Judiciary Committee about recent White House security breaches.

From NBC News:

“Would a moat, water six feet around, be kind of attractive and effective?” Rep. Steve Cohen, (D-Tenn.), asked with trepidation.

Alligators are a must for every moat, so I hope Rep. Cohen has that in his plans as well. However, what are we going to do about this fence that people seem to keep jumping?

Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, had a more shocking suggestion. “Would you be in favor of removing the fence around the White House and having, maybe, a virtual or electronic fence around it?” he asked.

Clancy was less open to the electric fence than the moat.

If you remove the fence that people keep jumping, the media can’t blast the Secret Service for having fence jumpers anymore. It’s brilliant.

The plan as of now is to raise the 7’6” fence currently protecting the White House. However, we have the perfect trick to help slow down any potential fence jumpers in the short run.

We have a bike rack there now, which we know is not going to prevent someone from jumping the fence, but it’s going to allow us to have a little more time to react,” Clancy said.

Mother of God.

[NBC News]


  1. Phillip Kiver

    Gators would be awesome, but they would not stay in the moat unless in was surrounded by high walls.

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