Man posing as Member of Congress allowed backstage with Obama in another Secret Service bungle

Rep. Donald Payne Jr, the real one.

Rep. Donald Payne Jr, the real one.

An unidentified man claiming to be a Member of Congress was allowed backstage with President Barack Obama at event last Saturday night, according to an overnight news report.

The impostor assumed the identify of New Jersey Congressman Donald Payne, Jr. to get close to Obama, Bloomberg News reports, during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual conference and awards dinner in Washington, D.C., last weekend.

The incident is the third time in recent days that someone who should not have had access to the president was allowed to be in the same vicinity. The astonishing set of blunders has led to calls for a top-to-bottom review of the Secret Service, even after the resignation of the agency’s director earlier this week…

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