Gonzalez is a former soldier, serving two tours of duty in Iraq with the Army. His motives are unknown at this point and this was not his first time getting in trouble in the D.C. area. Earlier this year he was arrested carrying a hatchet and a shotgun. Gonzalez represented a real threat to the White House and the First Family.
President Obama said that he grateful for all those who put their lives on the line protecting himself and his family. Gonzalez faces up to ten years in prison and so far has refused a psych evaluation.
Was this a failure for the secret service or a success? The President is the most well protected person in the World... but can he be protected at all times?