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MTG inquires about drug testing amidst White House cocaine controversy.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Questions Drug Testing Ahead of Secret Service Briefing on White House Cocaine

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) has raised an intriguing question just hours before a House committee is set to receive a briefing from the Secret Service regarding the recent discovery of cocaine in the White House. Greene, who sits on the committee, took to Twitter to express her anticipation for the briefing and posed a thought-provoking query to her followers.

“Good morning. I am looking forward to the briefing this morning from Secret Service about the cocaine found in the White House. Has anyone taken a drug test?” Greene said.

The presence of cocaine in the West Wing of the White House was confirmed last week after tests were conducted on a white powder substance found on July 2. The Secret Service immediately launched an investigation to determine how the illicit substance made its way into the building. In response to this concerning incident, the Republican-led House Oversight and Reform Committee will be briefed by the Secret Service on Thursday at 10 a.m.

Investigating White House Security Failures

Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) announced last week that his committee is actively investigating the security failures that allowed cocaine to be discovered in the West Wing. On July 7, he formally requested a briefing from the Secret Service to gain a comprehensive understanding of the situation.

“The presence of illegal drugs in the White House is unacceptable and a shameful moment in the White House’s history,” Comer stated. “Congress funds White House security procedures, and the Secret Service has a responsibility to maintain effective safety protocols. This incident and the eventual evacuation of staff now clearly raises concerns about the level of security maintained at the White House.”

The briefing is expected to take place in a sensitive compartmented information facility (SCIF), where classified information is handled and discussed. This secure environment ensures the confidentiality of the briefing and allows for a thorough examination of the matter at hand.

The cocaine was discovered while President Joe Biden and his family were away, and it was found inside a cubby near the West Executive entrance. This area is typically used by visitors to drop off their cellphones and other belongings, making the discovery all the more alarming.

Former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, who served in the Trump administration, has ruled out Hunter Biden as a suspect despite his well-documented history of drug use. McEnany pointed out that the West Wing is heavily trafficked, suggesting that the bag containing the cocaine was likely discovered promptly by the Secret Service. Therefore, the timeline does not align for Hunter Biden to be implicated in this incident.

The Washington Examiner has reached out to Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene for further comment on this matter.

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