Ahiza Garcia

Ahiza Garcia is a newswriter based in New York City. Before joining TPM, Ahiza interned and freelanced for Nightline, Fox Sports, and ESPN the Magazine. She holds a B.A. in psychology from Columbia University and an M.S. in digital journalism from Syracuse University. She can be reached at ahiza@talkingpointsmemo.com.

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The head of the Senate homeland security committee, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), said on Thursday that he plans to investigate how a Florida man was able to fly a gyrocopter through restricted airspace and land on the U.S. Capitol lawn.

Johnson released a statement saying that the Wednesday incident demonstrated that "the risk to America and Americans is ever present" and that he planned to demand answers from agencies in charge of security.

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