Rep. Darrell E. Issa said Sunday the prostitution scandal involving the Secret Service that broke Saturday raises serious questions about the agency and its handling of presidential security.
“The investigation will not be about the 11 to 20 or more involved, it will be about how has this happened, and how often has this happened before,” Mr. Issa, California Republican, said on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” “Things like this don’t happen once.”
“In this particular case the president may not have been in danger. But that begs the question: What happens if somebody six months ago, six years ago, became the victim of their own misconduct and is now being blackmailed? The question is, is the whole organization in need of some soul searching, some changes before the president, the vice president, members of the Cabinet are in danger?”
The agency suspended 11 agents who were in Colombia to provide security during President Obama’s weekend trip there to attend the Summit of the Americas.