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John Boehner, John McCain join growing calls for OPM director’s resignation
House Speaker John Boehner, R-OH, steps off Air Force One upon arrival at Charleston Air Force Base on June 26, 2015 in Charleston, South Carolina. Obama is in Charleston, South Carolina to attend services for Reverend and South Carolina State Senator Clementa Pinckney. AFP PHOTO/MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

John Boehner, John McCain join growing calls for OPM director’s resignation

House Speaker John Boehner and Sen. John McCain are joining a growing chorus of lawmakers demanding the ouster of the federal government’s top personnel manager, blaming her for a pair of damaging security breaches that compromised sensitive data of more than 22 million people.

“It has taken this administration entirely too long to come to grips with the magnitude of this security breach — a breach that experts agree was entirely foreseeable,” Boehner said in a statement Thursday, which was echoed by similar calls from House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.).

Boehner urged President Barack Obama to “take a strong stand against incompetence in his administration” by replacing Katherine Archuleta, director of the Office of Personnel Management. And McCain called the office’s newest estimates of the data loss — the theft of security clearance data on 21.5 million people — “nothing short of staggering.”

“I am troubled by the administration’s lack of response and question how it continues to sit idly by as our adversaries exploit the United States on a continuous basis with little, or meaningless, reprisal,” the Arizona Republican said.

Source: John Boehner, John McCain join growing calls for OPM director’s resignation – Tal Kopan – POLITICO