The Secret Service's Sexual Misconduct Stretched Across 17 Countries
There were more revelations in the ongoing Secret Service scandal Thursday, as whistleblowers accused agents of years of sexual misconduct, according to Washington Post's latest report on the Senate's Homeland Security subcommittee hearings on the matter.
It seems that the Secret Service's bad behavior wasn't limited just to drunken romps with Colombian prostitutes, breaking into women's hotel rooms, and sending sexually suggestive messages to female subordinates. Agents have been partying around the world with the knowledge and tacit approval of their supervisors as well. For years.
Carol D. Leonnig and David Nakamaura's report claims that 17 countries were besmirched by the agents, though only one is mentioned by name: Thailand, where, in 2009, an agent missed his plane to South Korea because he was wasted in a brothel. He was flown back to the United States on a commercial plane "at great expense" while our national debt climbs ever higher. According to the whistleblower's testimony, he was never punished.