Bratton as Head of Secret Service? California Congresswoman Says Yes

NEW YORK (AP) -
Secret Service agents on Tuesday walk off a landing zone before President Obama lands on Marine One in New York for a pair of Democratic fundraisers. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Secret Service agents on Tuesday walk off a landing zone before President Obama lands on Marine One in New York for a pair of Democratic fundraisers. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

A California lawmaker wants NYPD Commissioner Bratton as the nation’s next Secret Service director, but Bratton says he’s happy where he is.

Rep. Janice Hahn said Monday in a statement that Bratton would be the “perfect pick” to take over the agency, whose director resigned last week amid an uproar over presidential protection lapses.

“He probably won’t take this job,” Hahn said Monday, “but I think [Bratton] would be a perfect pick to fix problems, bring in a new culture.” Hahn worked with Bratton when she was on the city council and he was police chief. Her spokesman said she plans to write a letter to the White House recommending him.

Bratton responded Monday by saying he appreciated the vote of confidence, but plans to stay at the helm of the nation’s largest police department.