- Associated Press - Monday, May 14, 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee is refusing to meet with a Colombian prostitute involved in the U.S. Secret Service scandal.

Rep. PeterT. King, New York Republican, told CNN that a meeting with the woman, identified by her lawyer as Dania Londono Suarez, would merely be “a publicity stunt.”

Mr. King’s panel is conducting its own investigation into the incident in which several Secret Service agents consorted with prostitutes in advance of President Obama’s arrival for a regional summit in Cartagena, Colombia, last month.

Asked in an interview Monday about reports the woman wants to meet with him, Mr. King replied, “There’s been enough cheap publicity.”


He added, “I’m not going to give her another forum.”

Nine Secret Service agents have lost their jobs in the scandal.