Senator Chuck Grassley issued the following statement after portions of a Department of Homeland Security Inspector General review on inappropriate conduct by United States Secret Service personnel, and others, were reported by media sources. Grassley pressed Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan for an independent review by the Inspector General in his first conversation with the Director soon after the alleged Colombia prostitution scandal and other misconduct was reported.
"It looks like the Inspector General's report confirms our fear that there is a broader history of inappropriate action by personnel within the Secret Service. Even worse, the IG report casts doubt and suspicion on the statements that national security wasn't at risk. The Secret Service will have a lot of work to do in the coming months and years to create a culture that respects the important job the agency is tasked with and to again earn the trust of the American people."