Oversight Leaders Issue Statement on Reassignment of USSS Deputy Director

Published: Feb 9, 2015

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings release the following statement today following news that A.T. Smith is stepping down as U.S. Secret Service Deputy Director:

“Last week, we met jointly with the White House Counsel and the Department of Homeland Security and expressed our shared conviction that the Secret Service needs to turn the page with respect to its senior leadership. We commend the Department for its numerous personnel actions last month, as well as its recent decision to transfer the Deputy Director out of the agency.

“In the midst of these changes, we have agreed to postpone Acting Director Clancy’s appearance before our Committee, originally scheduled for this Thursday, to ensure that he is able to focus on bolstering the Secret Service’s core mission of protecting the President, his family, and numerous other officials and dignitaries. We thank the hardworking men and women of the Secret Service for remaining committed to their incredibly important work.”