(CNN) – A United States Secret Service agent traveling with Mitt Romney accidently left a firearm in the lavatory of his charter airplane Wednesday during a trip to Indianapolis.
The firearm was discovered by a reporter for CBS News/National Journal, who told a flight attendant about it, according to a story posted by CBS News. Romney was traveling from Tampa, Florida to Indianapolis, Indiana to deliver a speech.
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Romney, who will formally accept the Republican presidential nomination Thursday, was seated in the front of the airplane that consisted of campaign aides, reporters and U.S. Secret Service agents.
"We are aware of the incident," Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan said in a statement. "We take the care and custody of our equipment, especially firearms, very seriously. This matter will be dealt with internally and in an appropriate matter."
Yeah we know... It's Obama's fault!
obama didn't do it BJ everyone knows that Bush guy is always trouble he was trying to frame obama
Good security? Not!
CNN continuing to be delusional about Romney's big scare for Obama. Two months ago I would've thought Obama had it sewed up. Now? Dead heat and trending the other way. The CNN moronwriters are wetting themselves and writing article after article about how the Romney campaign is falling apart. Trouble for them is – it is not falling apart at all.
I am sure CNN won't have the guts to let this by their spineless moderator.
One other thing – I notice polls taken ON this site end up 55% democrats, 15-20% Independent, and 25-30% Republican. So don't let the liberal lazy crowd comments scare you.
Vote Romney/Ryan 2012.
You can hit delete now moderator. It won't matter.
Rmoney is going to outsource that secret service job.
Not seeing why this is a big deal. I mean, sure, from a personnel standpoint, this is not going to look good on the guy's annual performance review. But what's the worst that was going to happen? Does Romney let people on his plane who'd be likely to pick up the gun and point it at someone?
Secret Service got fired.
Well..... at least he found it.
With all these guns everywhere, someone's bound to forget where they put theirs.
Pull the "agents" out, and put prior service members in there. Pretty sure they'll get the job done, professionally.
Exactly why we will never accept further gun control measures from this incompetent government. Between Fast and Furious and events like this one with their agents, the government does not have the credibility to regulate firearms.
Things happen on the runs.
CNN, NBC, and especially MSNBC will not report anything the least bit good about Romney,his wife,or his kids..
It's a conservative plane, EVERYONE on that plan was carrying. Who cares who left a gun in the lavatory?
The Secret Service is a total joke now. Getting caught with prostitutes and now leaving their duty weapon in a bathroom ? It looks like the standards have fallen way,way, way down. These kinds of actions are a huge embarrassment to this country. That guy needs to be let go and let him be a meter maid someplace. Obviously he can't handle the responsibility of carrying a firearm that is intended to protect our president.
Re : Obama2012_yeah_right
You said "two months ago I would've thought Obama had it sewed up." You may have thought that, but you would be wrong. Nothing has been sewn up for anybody, and most polling taken pre-convention is useless. Campaigns aren't getting a huge amount of prime-time coverage, so it's only really politicos that are paying attention. The conventions is when politics hits the spotlight for a lot of people, so it's around this time polls tighten and more accurate polling can take place.
While you may think the Obama campaign is falling apart and Romney is trouncing him – you'd be mistaken. The only states have have changed from one candidate to the other in awhile are VA and NC. VA is now "leaning obama" and NC is now up in the air. What does THAT tell you?
Testing, testing, one, two, three.
Since to be in law enforcement you don't need a college education this is not surprising .
Maybe he left it there for Romney just in case he might need one.
This is why all secret service agents should have their skin modified into holsters.
CNN writers, there is no such word as accidently. It's accidentally.
I am sure that the secret services agent made a mistake, but this can only be classified as a definite OOOOPPPSSSS!!!!
@Woody: Right, Wood. Because everyone knows a college education makes people smart. Although I have a college degree and consider myself relatively intelligent, I know HUNDREDS of graduates who are essentially functioning morons. Oh, and by the way, there are many police agencies (including mine) that require a four-year college degree to even apply.
Stay away from Romney! Incompetence is contagious.
This IDIOT leaves his weapon on a plan, and its not the first time some sort of Officer has left weapons on planes or in public places and they still will not allow law abiding citizens who have permits to carry concealed the right to carry in an airport or on a plan. Need to go back to the old west! law abiding citizens were just that and the criminals got what they deserved.
Is there still a Secret Service? If there is, they are on a very bad trip with the public. Join congress in that instance. Seems like both are failures.