California Dreamin’? Not for Biden’s Robbed Secret Service

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Talk about a real-life action movie! During President Joe Biden’s star-studded trip to California for a Hollywood fundraiser, a Secret Service agent found themselves in the middle of a robbery, and it ended with gunfire. Isn’t that the gritty reality our politicians should be focused on instead of schmoozing with Hollywood elites?

This incident happened as the agent returned from an assignment in Tustin, California. A US Secret Service spokesperson, Anthony Guglielmi, confirmed that the agent discharged their firearm during the attempted robbery. He didn’t specify whether the suspect was hit, but he did express relief that the agent wasn’t injured.

Here’s the kicker: the robbery occurred around 9:36 p.m. PT in a residential area. The suspect managed to steal the agent’s bag and made off in what’s believed to be a silver Infiniti FX35 or something similar. The Tustin Police Department is now on the hunt for the getaway car.

Meanwhile, our president had already tucked himself away in his hotel after a glittering fundraiser in Los Angeles. This high-profile event saw Biden rubbing shoulders with former President Barack Obama and Jimmy Kimmel, raising $30 million for his reelection campaign. Hollywood heavyweights like George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jason Bateman, Jack Black, and Barbra Streisand were among the attendees because nothing says “reelection” like hobnobbing with A-listers while your Secret Service agents are getting mugged!

To add a twist, this isn’t the first time Secret Service agents have had to draw their weapons under Biden’s watch. Just last year, an agent protecting Naomi Biden, the president’s granddaughter, fired at suspects trying to break into a government vehicle in Washington, DC. Two people were charged in connection to that incident.

Despite this latest brazen robbery, the Tustin Police Department recovered some of the stolen belongings from the Secret Service agent. They’re leading the investigation, trying to decipher how a well-armed federal agent was in such a difficult situation.

So, while Biden is busy with his Hollywood friends, he should spare a thought for the safety of the folks protecting him. Incidents like these remind us of the dangers law enforcement officers face every day, and maybe it’s time to focus a little more on real-world issues instead of glitzy fundraisers. What a Hollywood ending!