U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) called on the Obama administration to clean house at the General Services Administration and revamp the agency's internal policies. In particular, Sen. Toomey questioned why taxpayers are still funding salaries for Jeffrey Neely and other top officials implicated in the scandal.
"The inspector general's findings and congressional testimony of top officials clearly demonstrate a widespread failure of leadership at the GSA," Sen. Toomey said. "The excessive, gluttonous spending of taxpayer dollars used by GSA officials to dole out luxurious trips and other benefits are outrageous, if not potentially criminal. At a time when we need to reduce federal spending, the administration needs to clean house at the GSA, totally revamp the agency's internal policies and put taxpayers first.
"Although Martha Johnson made the right decision to step down, that is not enough to fix this ever-growing scandal. There are other senior GSA officials, such as Jeffrey Neely, who were also involved and are still employed and collecting taxpayer-funded salaries. For the good of the country, Mr. Neely and other top officials implicated in this scandal should resign immediately so we can bring in fresh blood and help restore public confidence."