Darrell Issa on Colombia Secret Service Prostitution Scandal

Solyndra watchdog and chair of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Rep. Darrell Issa is adding his two cents over the Colombia prostitution scandal, where 12 of Obama’s Secret Service men were caught canvassing a brothel in the city of Cartagena, where the Summit of the Americas was being held.

It started out as a media frenzy.  But now Congress is getting involved, at least Mr. Issa is.

“What we see is that this story is larger than eleven individuals,” Issa affirmed on “CBS This Morning.” “It’s part of what has been, told to us, as a pattern of behavior that’s built up, so called ‘wheels up’ parties and the like and clearly you have an elite unite that we count on to have the greatest of security not just for the president but for the cabinet for other officials and we need to know that they’re living up to on a broad basis.”

Issa’s right.  It undoubtedly puts our nation’s security and reputation at risk.  And at least the President understands that.

“I expect that investigation to be thorough, and I expect it to be rigorous,” Obama said, making his response at a press conference on Sunday. “Then of course I’ll be angry.”

“We’re representing the people of the United States, and when we travel to another country, I expect us to observe the highest standards, because we’re not just representing ourselves, we’re here on behalf of our people.”

Pretty much what you would expect him to say.  I wouldn’t blame him for being angry.  He focuses on these goons for his own personal protection.  There shouldn’t be a whole lot of time for such shenanigans.