Obama: Confirmed Secret Service Prostitution Scandal Would Make Me “Angry”

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April 16 2012 3:06 PM

Obama: Confirmed Secret Service Prostitution Scandal Would Make Me “Angry”

A prostitution scandal allegedly involving the Secret Service has forced President Obama to weigh in.

The president commented for the first time on accusations that Secret Service employees solicited prostitutes ahead of a summit meeting in Cartagena, Columbia, saying he would be “angry” if the employees failed to live up to the Secret Service’s high standards of conduct.

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The potential scandal came to light last week, as the Secret Service began investigating allegations that 11 of its employees had been involved in bringing prostitutes back to a hotel where employees were staying while prepping for the president’s visit. Five U.S. service members are also involved in the investigation.

Prostitution is legal in areas of Columbia, but Secret Service employees are expected to adhere to U.S. government guidelines while on international visits. Republican Darrell Issa said Sunday his House Oversight and Government Reform Committee would be watching the Secret Service’s investigation closely.

 

Video produced by Paca Thomas.

Ben Johnson is the producer of Marketplace Tech from American Public Media.

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