As the prostitution scandal engulfing Secret Service Agents continues to be a headache for the administration, consequences are beginning to accrue for the people involved. Specifically, three different Secret Service Agents have been forced out today over their actions. ABC News reports:
Three Secret Service agents have been forced out of their positions as officials investigate the alleged hiring of prostitutes and other questionable behavior during a presidential visit to Colombia.
"Although the Secret Service's investigation into allegations of misconduct by its employees in Cartagena, Colombia, is in its early stages, and is still ongoing, three of the individuals involved will separate or are in the process of separating from the agency," said Paul S. Morrissey, the assistant director of the U.S. Secret Service Office of Government and Public Affairs, in a written statement.
One supervisory employee was allowed to retire and another was "proposed for removal for cause," the statement said. In addition, a non-supervisory employee resigned.
Will this be the last casualty of the event? Unlikely, but all the same, clearly the Federal government at least wants to give the appearance of dealing with the situation responsibly.