Friday, April 27, 2012
Senator Chuck Grassley, Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, released the following statement after the U.S. Secret Service released new conduct rules. Grassley has been pressing for an independent investigation of the Colombia prostitution scandal and other misconduct that recently has been alleged. The Judiciary Committee has jurisdiction over the Secret Service.
“It’s too bad common sense policy has to be dictated in this manner. New conduct rules are necessary to preventing more shenanigans from happening in the future, and whether these are the best, and most cost effective, rules to stop future misconduct remains to be seen. That’s why a sheet of paper with new rules doesn’t negate the previous actions, and why it remains necessary to hold the agency and the agents accountable following a complete and independent investigation.”