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We are also getting -- fallout today from the Secret Service sex scandal where agents and members of the military stand accused of hooking up with prostitutes.
During the president's trip to Colombia.
Now not only raising concerns about the president's security but also about our national security.
Joining -- now congressman Pete king Republican from New York he's the chairman of the house homeland security committee mr.
chairman thank you very much for being here and I know.
-- real concerns about that very salacious -- like the attack about Secret Service agents it's legal prostitution in Colombia but.
This is -- this is obviously an ethical issue and you -- this is a security issue.
For this president or future presidents why.
-- -- I'm putting -- moral issues aside to a moment the reason is because historically.
Enemy forces have used women as prostitutes or is.
Attractions two get information out of the opposition to penetrate into the security zone so presence in this case.
You would have had he's a hundred women trained by the Faulk on the -- terrorist groups in Columbia they could have just by being around Secret Service agents.
Picked things up along the gonna stay there -- this and each of the president's trip.
I don't worst level they could have ended in a room drug and they could take laptops they could have.
A bribe them -- threaten them they could about blackmail them.
Also you have a hotel managers every room -- arguably against your room that -- has to leave an idea at the front desk.
So -- you -- have agent's own -- room sevens and and you have any -- photo ID.
Of a prostitute being up there with him at -- agent to be blackmailed by the by the hotel and could be given to organized crime -- any number of reasons why.
There's threatens our national security.
There's a lot of these guys are married guys with families and one presumes their wives at home would not be happy to find out.
In a dalliance with a prostitute -- so -- potential blackmail against the Secret Service agents mostly for protecting the president but.
How do we protect against this I mean what they were doing was not illegal Norwood let's say -- -- -- -- Be illegal -- the Secret Service agent cheated on his wife there's only so much that guys like you can police against.
You know in terms of unethical behavior by Secret Service agents -- those who are responsible for protecting our elected.
Yes I that is certainly a question of ethics -- morality it's a question of what is going to endanger that person that put -- at risk of being threatened.
Blackmailed -- be compromised.
That it could be perfectly legal but still compromise someone -- apparently -- I'm obviously.
There's nothing wrong with there's nothing illegal about -- with a woman who's not your spouse.
However it certainly is gonna compromise that person in that the woman he's with those -- to -- and she's working for that threatened to say we don't let your wife.
Know about this unless you give a -- information.
And that's why that's why the service has -- zero tolerance policy.
On personal misconduct it's not a regular job by you actually have to.
Act like a good person in in all areas of your life because you could be compromises -- ask you mr.
chairman just as a you know I think I think a lot of viewers are going to be surprised to learn that -- secrets are such as one guy eleven Secret Service agents of some militant members of the military.
Our our -- up with prostitutes father on his trip trying to protect the president I mean.
What does that -- you because.
Lau a lot of lot of lot.
Men and women to -- their lives to protecting our elected officials and don't live lives like that.
Yeah I have a great regardless of the service I would say 99% of -- to a truly outstanding job.
As chairman homeland security committee -- -- -- -- the Secret -- on a regular basis and -- I believe -- -- outstanding -- that's -- it -- these eleven.
Have really tarnish the entire Secret Service that's where we have to find out number -- -- everything that happened sort of trying to out.
Why it was done how it was done when people in positions of -- found out about it what action was taken don't know when they recalled and what is going to be done.
To ensure this it.
That is not gonna happen again it's to some we cannot tolerate the -- stay here.
I think it's -- to -- most of them take their jobs extremely seriously -- I don't know what their lives on the line to protect our elected officials out in any event congressman Pete king thank you sir.
You thank you -- overseas and we'll --
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