Obama on Secret Service: U.S. officials must “observe the highest standards”
- cause Over the weekend, a major political scandal involving the Secret Service — a government agency commonly tied to the president — broke in Colombia, suggesting that agents were hanging out with prostitutes. Yeah, that’s really bad.
- reaction The president, discussing the allegations while speaking at the summit in Colombia, says that he’ll hold judgment until the allegations are fully investigated. And if they’re true? “Then, of course, I’ll be angry,” the president said. source
» A key house figure also wants an investigation: California Republican Rep. Darrell Issa, the head of the powerful House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, thinks that more agents than the 11 implicated were involved. “We think the number might be higher, and we’re asking for the exact amount of all the people who, quote, were involved,” he said on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” Issa says he want to ensure that systems are in place to prevent situations like this in the future, which he suggested he could lead to blackmail.