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Dem leader Pelosi 'stunned and disgusted' by Secret Service scandal
The Hill ^ | 4/19/12 | Mike Lillis

Posted on 04/19/2012 4:09:46 PM PDT by Libloather

Dem leader Pelosi 'stunned and disgusted' by Secret Service scandal
By Mike Lillis - 04/19/12 04:13 PM ET

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says she's "stunned and disgusted" by the prostitution scandal dogging the Secret Service this month.

The California Democrat said she has not been briefed on the incident — in which almost a dozen Secret Service agents caroused with prostitutes ahead of President Obama's recent trip to Colombia — but she urged a quick investigation into the culture of the agency and suggested those involved should be fired.

"It's a stunning thing. It's actually disgusting," Pelosi said Thursday at her weekly press briefing in the Capitol. "There has to be an investigation to see how this could have happened and those responsible should have to pay a price."

She later added, "I don't see how those who are involved in this should be able to continue in their work."

Pelosi cautioned against implicating the entire agency for the mistakes of a few, though, noting that "many people in the Secret Service … do their jobs responsibly."

"We can't paint everyone with the same brush," she said. "But nonetheless, those people who are responsible have brought disgrace, and it's disgusting."

The Secret Service launched an immediate investigation into the scandal, which involved 11 agents, as well as members of the military, assigned to Cartagena to prepare security for Obama's visit. The Americans allegedly drank heavily at a bar and brought as many as 21 prostitutes back to their hotel room. The scandal broke following a dispute between one of the prostitutes and one of the agents over the cost of the evening's tryst.

On Wednesday, the Secret Service announced that three of the 11 implicated in the scandal will soon leave the agency — one fired, one retired and one resigned — while the other eight remain under investigation.

Rep. Elijah Cummings (Md), senior Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said Thursday that he spoke with Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan for an hour this week, and was encouraged by Sullivan's indignation.

"He was extremely upset about this and, I believe, just based on the things he said to me, if it were up to him, every single one of them would have been fired on the spot," Cummings said. "It would not surprise me if there were, within the next few days, additional resignations or firings."

Cummings said Sullivan is convinced the incident caused "no penetration of security."

Meanwhile, congressional leaders in both parties are awaiting more details before they decide if they have a role surrounding the scandal.

Cummings and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Oversight panel, sent Sullivan a letter Wednesday asking for more information about the 11 Secret Service officers involved in the incident.

Cummings said the letter is designed to probe whether the recent scandal was an isolated event, or evidence of broader cultural problems within the agency.

"So far we're on the same page on this," Cummings said of Issa.

Issa and Cummings have asked Sullivan to respond by May 1.

"At that time, we'll figure out where we go from there," Cummings said, "depending on what we find."

Pelosi, for her part, said she has "no idea" if the Secret Service has underlying cultural problems that allowed the prostitution incident to happen.

"I hope that's not the case, but only an investigation will demonstrate that," she said. "It's hard to understand how such a thing could happen."


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; cartagena; colombia; leader; pelosi; rats; secretservice
Pelosi 'stunned and disgusted'

The feeling is mutual. Is she still in charge of something?

1 posted on 04/19/2012 4:09:48 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

The SS stuned her beeber.


2 posted on 04/19/2012 4:13:34 PM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: Libloather

“The Secret Service people I had as Speaker were some of the best bartenders on a cross-country flight.”


3 posted on 04/19/2012 4:14:22 PM PDT by relictele (We are officially OUT of other people's money!)
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To: Libloather

“The California Democrat said she has not been briefed on the incident..”

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But Trampoline Puss is gonna run her ignorant mouth anyway...


4 posted on 04/19/2012 4:15:15 PM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Libloather

That’s what her lapdogs in the SRM said on the news tonight . . but it was “outraged”

Bull. There wasn’t a hint of outrage on her face or voice. Even seeing thru the botox. Just BS words for political expediency.


5 posted on 04/19/2012 4:16:11 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Libloather

Pelosi: “Amazing...these poor women are being made to pay for their contraception. Disgusting!”


6 posted on 04/19/2012 4:17:04 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Libloather
If they were pervert hookers she'd have no problem.After all,three quarters of her constituents are pervs.
7 posted on 04/19/2012 4:17:35 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: Libloather

This biatch stuns and disgusts me...

I honestly can’t believe that she has gotten to the level of power that she has, she’s not the sharpest knife in the drawer. However she is evil and dangerous because she is so stupid.


8 posted on 04/19/2012 4:18:02 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Anyone But Obama in November !!!)
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To: Libloather

Pelosi ‘stunned and disgusted’

each morning when she looks in the mirror


9 posted on 04/19/2012 4:18:06 PM PDT by molson209
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To: Libloather
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says she's "stunned and disgusted" by the prostitution scandal dogging the Secret Service this month.

She's pi$$ed because the SS screwed the sisterhood out of $45.

10 posted on 04/19/2012 4:19:30 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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Hey Nanzi — what about that limo ride O’DogBreath took with Larry Sinclair?


11 posted on 04/19/2012 4:21:47 PM PDT by Blado (Go Newt! The only conservative left in the game!)
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To: Libloather
Flash to the past:


12 posted on 04/19/2012 4:24:32 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (When you hear hooves, think horses, not zebras.)
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To: Libloather

Seriously, Nancy? Have you attended any public events in your home city?


13 posted on 04/19/2012 4:25:36 PM PDT by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Libloather.
14 posted on 04/19/2012 4:27:02 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Libloather

Nasty w/o makeup stuns and disgusts me:
http://themoderatevoice.com/wordpress-engine/files//2010/06/Helen-Thomas-ChildFund.jpg


15 posted on 04/19/2012 4:27:12 PM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: EGPWS

But she was okay with Bubba....puleeeeeeeeeez


16 posted on 04/19/2012 4:27:47 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Michael.SF.

What glaring hypocrisy!!
That woman has no integrity and soul at all.


17 posted on 04/19/2012 4:28:41 PM PDT by citizencon
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To: william clark

BTTT


18 posted on 04/19/2012 4:29:09 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Libloather

Pelosi, for her part, said she has “no idea” if the Secret Service has ******underlying cultural problems****** that allowed the prostitution incident to happen.


What the hell is THAT supposed to mean? That there are black men on staff?


19 posted on 04/19/2012 4:30:25 PM PDT by txhurl (Thank you, Andrew Breitbart. In your untimely passing, you have exposed these people one last time.)
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To: Libloather

Who would have ever thought that professional trigger-pullers
liked the ladies? I’m shocked ... shocked I tell you!!!


20 posted on 04/19/2012 4:31:24 PM PDT by The Duke
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To: Libloather

Hey piglousy, it’s not nice for you to bad mouth your fellow whores.


21 posted on 04/19/2012 4:33:27 PM PDT by taillightchaser (Third party=four more years of marxism)
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To: Libloather

***She later added, “I don’t see how those who are involved in this should be able to continue in their work.”***

We’ve been saying that about you for quite some time, nancy.


22 posted on 04/19/2012 4:33:45 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Stop feeding the beast; spend money only with those who support traditional American values.)
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To: Libloather

These were apparently all heterosexual encounters, so yeah, I can see why San Fran Nan is so unhinged.


23 posted on 04/19/2012 4:40:20 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (A conservative, a liberal and a moderate walk into a bar. Bartender says "what'll it be, Mitt?")
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To: Libloather

But she doesn’t find those in her own district disgusting?

This woman is definitely smoking PCP.


24 posted on 04/19/2012 4:50:17 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: tumblindice

If the bits* is stunned and disgusted” by the prostitution scandal dogging the Secret Service this month just think of what happens whenever she look in the mirror.


25 posted on 04/19/2012 4:51:59 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: Libloather

“”There has to be an investigation to see how this could have happened and those responsible should have to pay a price.””

Assuming they were prostitutes they have already paid the “price”...

What’s the big deal?


26 posted on 04/19/2012 4:54:08 PM PDT by babygene (Figures don't lie, but liars can figure...)
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To: william clark
Nancy? Have you attended any public events in your home city?

I was searching for a photo of her as Grand Marshall of the Gay Pride Parade, but then I saw the Weiner/Drudge pic and settled for that.

27 posted on 04/19/2012 4:56:09 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (When you hear hooves, think horses, not zebras.)
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To: The Duke

What-th to thay they were all ladieth?


28 posted on 04/19/2012 5:03:58 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: The Duke
“Who would have ever thought that professional trigger-pullers”... would want or need to consort with prostitutes, whether foreign or domestic?
29 posted on 04/19/2012 5:08:19 PM PDT by sarasmom ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xZsFe6dM3EY)
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To: Libloather

She’s just jealous. I bet she hasn’t seen any ‘action’ for a looong time.


30 posted on 04/19/2012 5:31:15 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Libloather

“Cummings said Sullivan is convinced the incident caused “no penetration of security.”

I should hope not. As I understand it, the security guys were doing the penetrating...


31 posted on 04/19/2012 5:38:33 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: Libloather

Hmmmm, and Pelosi was rich enough and talented enough on her own to be come a senator?

Or perhaps did she marry into money ...money owned by her wealthy husband who bought her a senatorship because she was willing to.....er.....

Get it?

And she damns men who have essentially the same relationship with those women as she does with her hubby?

Dan Aykroyd had the name wrong, it’s “Nancy, you ignorant.....”

Sorry bimbo, it’s your party, acting as your previous president (as in Bubba) , and altogether just like you and the rest of you slime.


32 posted on 04/19/2012 5:39:53 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Libloather

Actually Plastic Face is stunned and disgusted that the media hasn’t blamed Bush yet.


33 posted on 04/20/2012 4:46:15 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Libloather
No surprise that the Secret Service was caught acting like the people they are protecting.

When you see your superiors acting like spoiled brats and throwing millions of taxpayer dollars around taking exorbitant vacations and throwing lavish parties for themselves, why not spend a measly $800 bucks per on hookers and throw yourselves a party?

34 posted on 04/20/2012 4:55:08 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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