WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar today pressed the Homeland Security Secretary for answers on the Secret Service scandal during the President’s recent trip to Cartagena, Colombia. During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Klobuchar called on Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to fully investigate the scandal and ensure that the agency is functioning at the highest level possible to protect national security.
“The dedication and commitment to duty that Secret Service agents have demonstrated in protecting the President and others for decades is part of what makes our country great,” Klobuchar said. “To ensure that the bad actions of a few don’t overshadow the good work of so many, there must be a thorough investigation and a clear message sent that this cannot happen again.”
During the hearing, Klobuchar pressed Secretary Napolitano for details on how the investigation is being conducted and the steps the agency will take to prevent such conduct in the future. Klobuchar is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which has oversight over the Secret Service.