Courtesy of the Roar from 34, we find some startling yet not-surprising details about Joe Biden’s first pitch at Camden Yards this year, and the security breaches involved.
The day U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden threw out the Opening Day first pitch at Baltimore’s Camden Yards was a good one.
But investigative journalist Ronald Kessler says it could have been much worse.
The vice-president was on the pitcher’s mound without a bulletproof vest, none of the announced 48,607 fans had been screened by metal detectors, and everybody knew Biden was going to be at the game.
In a new book, Kessler says it was some of Biden’s senior advisers who made the decision “overruling stunned agents,” which left the number-two U.S. politician “vulnerable to assassination.”
I can understand the precautions and worry associated with protecting the vice-president of the United States, but before we get amped about what wasn’t in place for our man Biden, let’s also remember what’s regularly not in place for our own neighbors.