Secret Service Agents Forced Out Due To Colombian Prostitution Scandal
What’s gonna happen to the other 18 agents and military members involved???
Moving swiftly, the Secret Service forced out three agents Wednesday in a prostitution scandal that has embarrassed President Obama. A senior congressman welcomed the move to hold people responsible for the tawdry episode but warned “it’s not over.” Along with three Secret Service employees leaving, eight other employees remain on administrative leave, the agency announced Tuesday evening.
One supervisor was allowed to retire, and another faces termination proceedings. The third, a non-supervisory employee, resigned, the agency said. “These are the first steps,” said Rep. Pete King, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, which oversees the Secret Service. King said the agency’s director Mark Sullivan, took action against “the three people he believes the case was clearest against.” But King warned: “It’s certainly not over.”
It is unclear if more firings are imminent, but one federal law enforcement official said the number of firings would be between two and “a handful.” The scandal was made public Saturday. As many as 11 agents and 10 military servicemembers allegedly brought prostitutes back to their hotel in Cartagena, Colombia, while doing advance work before the president’s arrival for a trade summit.