Obama Wants “Rigorous” Investigation Into Secret Service Scandal

"If it turns out that some of the allegations that have been made in the press are confirmed, then of course I'll be angry," Obama said Sunday.

President Barack Obama commented on the scandal facing the Secret Service Sunday, saying that he expects a “thorough” and “rigorous” investigation.

“If it turns out that some of the allegations that have been made in the press are confirmed, then of course I’ll be angry,” Obama said during a Joint Press Conference with Colombian President ‪Juan Manuel‬ Santos. ” We’re representing the people of the United States.  And when we travel to another country, I expect us to observe the highest standards because we’re not just representing ourselves, we’re here on behalf of our people.”

Obama added that he intends to “wait until the full investigation is completed before I pass final judgment.”

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), the Chair of the House Homeland Security Committee, told the Associated Press over the weekend that as many as 11 agents had brought prostitutes to their hotel rooms and then caught the hotel’s attention after arguing.

The agents were sent home for misconduct.

On Saturday, U.S. Southern Command announced that five American servicemembers involved in the Summit’s security detail have been confined to their hotel rooms after violating their curfew.

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Justin Duckham
Justin Duckham is a Senior Washington Correspondent with the Talk Radio News Service. Justin is a proud alumnus of UC Merced, where he studied History, Philosophy and American Studies. Prior to making the jump to politics in 2008, Justin was a music journalist in California. Follow Justin on Twitter @Jduckham

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  1. Martha April 25, 2012 at 1:05 pm #

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