Secret Service scandal will 'pale' compared to GSA activities, lawmaker says

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A Republican congressman investigating wrongdoing at the General Services Administration hinted on Thursday that the activities at the beleaguered agency will outstrip what’s been happening with a prostitution scandal at the Secret Service.

“When more of it comes out -- some of this scandal -- it’s even going to make some of the Secret Service activities look pale,” Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., said in an interview on Fox Business.

He said that he’s been briefed on some of the depositions related to lavish spending activities at the GSA, and predicted: “There’s much more to come,” adding: “It’s not going to pretty.”

When pressed to name some of these activities, Mica, the chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, demurred: “There are referrals by the Inspector General. Criminal referrals, and we expect him to follow through. We don’t want to do anything to jeopardize his position.”

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