The U.S. Secret Service is in hot water. And no, not for a risky 007 scenario. The guys who are supposed to be protecting the President have been involved with prostitutes.
Not really sure what's going on with the Secret Service scandal? No worries. We’ve put together a cheat sheet giving you the run down.
- 11 Secret Service employees are being investigated for bringing prostitutes to a hotel in Colombia.
- The President was not there. The men were working in advance of his arrival for a summit.
- 5 service members of the U.S. military (staying in the same hotel) are also under fire for alleged involvement with prostitutes.
- All alleged activities took place before Obama arrived that Friday for his meetings with 33 other regional leaders.
What’s Being Done:
- The Secret Service employees were immediately replaced and later put on leave.
- The incident is currently being investigated by the director of the Secret Service.
- The 5 military guys were basically grounded. They're confined to their quarters in Colombia and will also face investigation.
What President Obama Said:
- Obama commented for the first time Sunday about the incident.
- According to Obama, there is a high standard of conduct expected from his security team and he would be "angry" if the accusations proved true.
- "We’re representing the people of the United States when we travel out of the country," he added.
- Obama expects the investigation to be rigorous and thorough.
What Can You Do?