Napolitano: Obama has full confidence in Secret Service director
April 25th, 2012
11:16 AM ET
11 years ago

Napolitano: Obama has full confidence in Secret Service director

Washington (CNN) - Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan has the full confidence of the president in the wake of the alleged prostitution scandal in Colombia that has resulted in nine members resigning or being forced out of the agency, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Wednesday.

Napolitano also promised a full and thorough investigation to ensure that "this kind of conduct doesn't happen again."


Filed under: Congress • Janet Napolitano • President Obama • Senate
soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. s.s

    What is all this kubaya about!! these guys made mistakes admitted it, but they didn't abscond their duties!! lets move on!! some have resigned. Surely what else can we ask from them!. This kubaya should now be between them, their wives or their girlfriend.

    April 25, 2012 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  2. MTATL67

    Grassley nor the Republican Congressmen give a darn about the President's safety. They think this is going to distract us from their Parties extremist agenda from repealing equal pay law in Wisconsin to the evasive ultrasound in Virginia and the other battles in the war on women.

    April 25, 2012 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  3. Alexanders

    They messed up. And yes lets move on. President Obama just can't do hi job job.. We need a new president..

    April 25, 2012 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  4. Rudy NYC

    Republicans just want to make this an issue before the Democrats do. The problem is that the Democrats were never going to make it an issue. Republicans think Democrats will make it an issue because the top man who lost his job was appointed by George W. Bush.

    Now the problem is that the Democrats still want to move on, but Republicans want to make an issue over the entire scandal.

    April 25, 2012 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  5. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Sen. Grassley really needs to focus on his one man war against Coca Cola on behalf of ALEC.

    April 25, 2012 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  6. ST

    What the Secret Service did was totally personal behaviour. How can anyone pay for their personal sins?

    April 25, 2012 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  7. Rudy NYC

    Sen. Chuck Grassley, the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Tuesday that he wants an outside investigation to determine whether any White House staff members engaged in inappropriate behavior in Colombia.
    Sen. Grassley is demanding that the White House prove a negative. Furthermore, his demands suggest a presumption of guilt. Since the answer to his question is in fact "no proof" of wrong doing, this means that his demand can never be satiated.

    April 25, 2012 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  8. s.s

    "They messed up. And yes lets move on. President Obama just can't do hi job job.. We need a new president.."
    Surely no offense!! but I can't help to ask which school did you attend? what does the President have to do with Secret Service management! are you going to blame also when the chef messes up the kitchen? This is the best President in history!! saved the Nation from Karl rove economics and you guys are still whining at-least show some appreciation.

    April 25, 2012 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  9. The Real Truth and Nothing But the Real Truth

    Napolitano... the picture of incompetence. Right after Chu, right after Holder. The clown parade of incompetents in the Obama administration just keeps marching on.

    April 25, 2012 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  10. John, PA

    With the record of Obama failures, when Obama approves of / has confidence in it, it must be a failure or going bankrupt, it's time to get rid of it.

    April 25, 2012 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |