WASHINGTON, DC – Remember the Chicken Little tale and the ruckus caused when he told everyone the sky was falling?
The question now is what caused Omar Gonzalez, a 42-year-old Iraqi war veteran to feel the need to tell President Obama that the sky is falling?
Gonzalez of Copperas Cove, TX, jumped the White House fence Friday and got all the way inside armed with a knife before someone finally stopped him.
Gonzalez apparently told Secret Service agents he was concerned that the atmosphere was collapsing and that President Obama needed to warn everyone.
Federal prosecutors say Gonzalez he had 800 rounds of ammo, two hatchets and a machete in his car. They also said White House guards stopped him last month and found a hatchet in his pants. They also found camping gear in his car, so they let him go.
He also faces charges in Virginia for carrying a sawed-off shotgun and directions to the White House.
Gonzalez’s former stepson says Gonzalez suffers from post-traumatic stress, and has been living out of his truck for the past few years. His former wife says he started carrying a side-arm after his second tour in Iraq, and kept rifles and shotguns behind doors of the house.
White house spokesman josh earnest says president Obama still has confidence in the Secret Service, adding, “But it's clear that in this case, a review of that work is warranted, and that review will be conducted."
And by the looks of things, they need to do that review sooner, rather than later, before it’s too late.