Two high-ranking agents with the Secret Service are under fire for allegedly driving while drunk, and smashing their government vehicle into a White House barricade.
The Washington Post reported the Obama administration is investigating the pair. And Brian Leary with the Secret Service confirmed the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general is leading up the probe.
“[We’re] aware of the allegations of misconduct involving two of our employees at the White House complex,” said an unnamed spokesman for the Secret Service, The Hill reported. “If misconduct is identified, appropriate action will be taken based on established rules and regulations.”
One agent, Mark Connolly, is the second-ranking member of Obama’s detail, the Washington Post said. The other under investigation, George Ogilvie, is a supervisor in the Washington field office.
The incident was alleged to have taken place in the wake of a party for an outgoing Secret Service agent, The Hill reported.
Lawmakers aren’t pleased.
“The fact that this event involved senior-level agents is not only embarrassing but exhibits a clear lack of judgment in a potentially dangerous situation,” House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz and ranking member Elijah Cummings said in a joint statement. “The committee as a whole remains committed to restoring the integrity of this elite agency and improving accountability at all staff levels.”
This is the latest in a string of scandalous incidents that have marred the agency in recent months, including widely reported security breaches that saw a suspect make it into the White House building. The agency was also previously investigated for a prostitution scandal while preparing for the president’s arrival in Colombia.
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Luckily, the 2 “officers” did not get the same treatment as Miriam Carey for running into a Whitehouse barricade.