White House Press Secretary Jay Carney today said that while some exceptions to the suspension of White House tours will be considered, the policy will stand and the gates to the People’s House will not be broadly reopened.
“The decision to cancel tours generally won’t be revised,” Carney said, asserting that the Secret Service would otherwise be forced to make cuts or furlough employees.
With the pressure still on, Carney sought to ascribe blame to Republicans, whom he says are responsible for the implementation of the sequester.
But the public relations disaster is mounting, despite White House attempts to elude blame for the debacle. Here’s an example of why the White House may want to reconsider: