Lawmakers concerned about Secret Service scandal
April 15th, 2012
10:49 AM ET
3 years ago

Lawmakers concerned about Secret Service scandal

Washington (CNN) - Two lawmakers on Sunday expressed concern about the Secret Service scandal making headlines during President Barack Obama's trip to Colombia.

Republican Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington and Democratic Rep. Carolyn Maloney of New York said the matter deserves further attention.

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"It's certainly unfortunate. We never like to see these kind of situations," Rodgers said on CNN's "State of the Union." "We need to look into exactly what happened and take the appropriate action."

Maloney, who serves on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said Congress should "look into it."

"We have to stand up for our values and the laws of our country," Maloney told CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley.

Eleven Secret Service agents sent to Colombia ahead of the president's trip were relieved of duty and returned home amid allegations of misconduct that involved prostitution, according to two U.S. government sources familiar with the investigation.

– CNN Wire Staff contributed to this report.

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soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. dennis

    Boy, you gotta just laugh at CNN! They always have P. Obamma's Back!!! Even when his Secret Service Detail (you always want to rise to the same level as your Boss, and Leader) gets caught with "Ladies of the Evening", CNN is right on the job doing all they can to 'distance' (not go after with brutal investigations and Keeping Them Honest Journalist) P. Obama by saying, 'These agents were not apart of P. Obama' (ha, ha, ha) MAIN Detail of Agents! What a phoney piece of 'C.Y.A.' Journalism!!! If this had been on President Bush's watch, CNN and the NYT would be howling from start to hourly condemations, News Alerts, Calls for Resignations, and Congressional Investigations. Hey, CNN, you'd better warm ol' Whisker Face Blitzer to get all his excuses and pew pew's ready to distance ol' P. Obama from all this misconduction on his B Team Fellers!

    April 15, 2012 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  2. GI Joe

    @Dennis - good thing something like this was never covered up (so to speak) for any of Shrub's people. LOL

    April 15, 2012 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  3. pete

    Republican play book. It is Obama's fault.

    April 15, 2012 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  4. Vibrato Yodeler

    @ Dennis
    Typical right wing reaction to everything that happens,.. it's Obama's fault,.. you know what,.. it's not his fault,.. these are adults that behaved like jerks,.. can you understand that?

    April 15, 2012 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  5. Larry L

    Never pass up an opportunity to create a political issue! Republicans need to answer some real questions rather than find emotional land-mines. Would they have allowed the economy to totally collapse in 2009? Would they have offered homeowners no respite from the crisis? Would they have allowed the big-three auto companies to fail? We know they would play politics long enough to get America's bond rating reduced – they did that! We know they would obstruct all attempts to solve problems – the 100 filibusters by the Republicans in the Senate proves that fact. What would they have done had John McCain been electged? They play Monday-morning quarterback and claim to have trusted the free-market. The free-market has never existed so facing a deep depression and total collapse of the American economy – what whould you have done?

    April 15, 2012 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  6. vic , nashville ,tn

    It happen in Colombia better place to enjoy and they couldn’t use credit card that is their bad

    The real problems this week media find its way to distract president visit and Romney care anniversary

    April 15, 2012 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  7. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    My concern is that these people were in charge of protecting our president. What the 'meth and mountain dew' right wingnuts spew.

    April 15, 2012 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  8. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    should have been What the meth and mountain dew right wingnuts spew does not matter. Sorry.

    April 15, 2012 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  9. Jonann

    Be fair your leader is ALWAYS the one who takes the blame...reguardless of party !

    April 15, 2012 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  10. Thomas

    This has happened in the past with prior administrations regarding the secret service and military at ache. It was dealt with in secret.

    It is sad these acts a cured , yet I commend the administrations transparency in dealing with what happened.

    I cringe with the thought of the Presidents security being compromised .

    April 15, 2012 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  11. Little Jimmy Truth

    Oh right, Obama always say, "its not my fault.". He should order American citizens must pay fines.

    April 15, 2012 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |