Lawmakers Talk about Navy Yard Security


HARDIN COUNTY, Ky. (WBKO) -- Last week, 12 people died in a shooting at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C.

About a week later, many are questioning the security measures or lack thereof, when getting onto military installations.

Congressmen Brett Guthrie and Mac Thornberry, touched on this on saying there are issues that need to be discussed.

"Cars aren't screened to that level when they go onto military posts, and that's something that needs to be reviewed to see if that needs to take place," said Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Kentucky.

"Not only that we grant security clearances, but the way we keep them updated. If there's something that happens, why does that additional information not make it back into the security clearance file, and so for the intelligence committee as well as the armed services committee, I think we have a lot of questions to be asking there," said Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas.

It recently came out that the alleged shooter, Aaron Alexis, lied about his previous arrests and did not tell authorities about thousands of dollars of debt to gain security clearance to the Navy Yard.


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