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

By Jonathan Miller

April 20, 2012

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.”


By Jonathan Miller

April 20, 2012

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