A congressional committee voted Wednesday to subpoena Michaele and Tareq Salahi. (Photo Credit: White House Photo/File)
Washington (CNN) - The House Homeland Security Committee voted 26-3 to subpoena Tareq and Michaele Salahi to testify on January 20, 2010.
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A Republican attempt to subpoena White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers was ruled non-germane and the effort ultimately failed.
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You know, It's not their fault that idiots let them in. The social secretary should be talking too.
What's with this chick. She wakes up one day and says, "Oh, I think I'll go get my hair styled for 5 hours, so me and the hubby can CRASH the White House party.
Ridiculous. An oversight was made, now LEARN from it. But instead, they will drag these people through a bunch of TV time, which sounds like what they want anyway. College football, this, and so forth are all more important than getting out of Aghanistan and fixing healthcare. What a racket.
Congress needs to step up and make an example out of this. Two uninvited nobody wannabes were shaking our President's hand....
Heads need to roll.
The social seretary should be fired too. She was the one who was friends with this crazy couple She was going to let them go to the party.
They did not belong there at the white house.
i just releazed that the american gov got nothing special to do :-) except wasting people's time and money , good good :-)
it is forbidden to shake the president's hands :-D what a shame
I want to know the names of the ones who voted AGAINST the subpoena
These two people just demonstrated how easy it is to get near the President and Vice President. I'm sure there are a number of terrorists who learned something from this.
Yes it is some wasted time while we should focus on jobs and better economy
BUT it looks bad for the invited guests such as the Indian president.
Obama was safe but what about the guest president?
These two guys are trash and the secretary made a mistake and shouydl be open, apologize or resign if she gave any favors.
What is not supposed to be an open administration?
It is unbelievable to me that a pair of want-to-be can evade white house security and shake hands with the president. what home land security????joe
This is a big deal. It happened now and who's to say it wouldn't happen again regardless who is in office at the time.
It's a big deal when some college punk crosses on the whitehouse lawn.
It's a big deal when a small plane strays off course and is too close to restricted air-zones.
It's not a waste of tax-payer money because it ensures the president and our security. If someone were to happen and they had poison in their bags or fancy clothing then it would've been a major catastrophe for the entire country.
they got next to the president. this is inexcusable. they need jail.
jail needs them. people need to get fired.
I hope these two people really enjoyed themselves at the White House party because it is a pretty sure bet they won't ever be on any high profile invitation lists in the future. They totally ruined their credibility and instead of being on the "Housewives of Washington" it is more like "Desperate Housewives of Washington". The social secretary should definitely testify. What is she hiding from if she did her job? Right now she seems totally incompetent because her priority should have been planning a flawless event without any embarassments not to be a guest.
This is backwards! They should subpoena the Secret Service people who failed in their duty. And more regular citizens should be invited to each and every one of these bashes. Mrs. Tareq should be hired by the White House to do P.R. She hit the mark with that fabulous red sari for the Indian affair.
If it was two Joe Blows off the street, they'd be jailed already......these two reality show wanna be's need to be sent up the river!!
This is an absolute waste. Our country is in two wars, our 'amazing' president is leaving for a noble-prize for doing absolutely nothing, and what the media and government cares about is a couple of party crashers? Sure, if they WERE terrorists then something would have tipped it off and the matter dealt with, but they were just a bunch of fancy idiots wanting to be part of the 'popular' crowd. Our country has more important things to do like actually dealing with terrorists and our economy. Not some stupid fame seekers. We are becoming a country of idiocy and stupidity, and something needs to be done.
I'm not sure why everyone is focusing on the party crashers when it was the secret service who allowed them to pass through 4 or 5 check points. They should have been turned away at the first check point. The crime here is that the secret service failed to do their job. If you prosecute the couple you would also have to prosecute the secret service personnel who allowed them through.
I hope they foot the bill for this mess.
Why are we wasting taxpayer money investigating this. The couple's lawyer has already notified everyone relevant that if subpoenaed, they will exercise the fifth–which is only common sense given the inflammatory political climate.
Big deal–they will show up, plead the fifth to every question like any intelligent person would do, and it will be a worthless media spectacle.
If my congressman voted for this, it will be counted against them in the next election.
To all the people saying it isn't a game, and they should go to jail–you should be grateful that it was a game to this couple. A real villain could have done serious harm–they should be lauded for the weakness they exposed. The secret service demonstrated they don't take executive protection seriously when they let the couple in to start with.
Wannabe losers!!! Prosecute them.!!!
I can just hear the head of Homeland Security to his minions: "We're not running an International kegger down here! Where are my Men In Black!"
Put "J" back on the job.
It is always interesting to watch Democrats spin processes according to who is in the white house. When Republicans are in power or in the white house we have to endure Democrat's public outrage and political posturing so now what comes around goes around.
PLEASE STOP showing this picture with this CRIMINAL shaking President Obama's hand. Do you know how much this HURTS those who wants to legitimately shake his hand!!!
If all the dignitaries at that party, including our President, were now dead from anthrax, you would all be clamouring for an investigation.
This was a serious breach, and they can use as much of my money as necessary to investigate why those holding the reins of my government were put into such possible jeopardy.
Publicity seekers this time, who might it be next time?
Rogers did not drop the ball. That was not her job the repos can whine all they want but is only an attempt to make the white house look bad. Shame on them they know the true story. It is a big deal and could have been a tragedy for many people. They are not wasteing time and need to prosecute these fame seekers.