UPDATED below with more information on the resignation. [read_more]
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said he had accepted Pierson’s resignation on Wednesday after the two met.
“We met in person and after that discussion I felt this was the noble thing to do,” Pierson told Bloomberg News, because it would “take pressure off the organization.”
“I think it’s in the best interest of the Secret Service and the American public if I step down,” she added.
Pierson faced withering criticism during the House hearing and on Wednesday a growing number of lawmakers turned on the director, as calls for her resignation mounted…..
Johnson named Joseph Clancy, a former Secret Service agent in charge of security for Comcast, as interim acting director of the organization.