Once the White House was taken over by Benjamin Juma, Derek and Vice President Hayworth were taken to a secure location. Hayworth refused to allow a tactical team to storm the White House, fearing for the president's safety. Watts congratulated him, saying that it was a good political move, but Hayworth berated him for speaking his mind.
When President Taylor's statement began, Hayworth told him to find a way to turn it off. However, Watts told him it would be impossible since it was being relayed through several Internet servers.