The Secret Service is supposed to represent the United States and are supposed to conduct themselves with the highest levels of dignity anywhere in the world. Consequently, our President explained,"Obviously, what's been reported doesn't match up to those standards." President Obama has generally been treated gently by the press. Is this the beginning of the press taking a more aggressive stance against the incumbent?
Little is actually known about the five U.S. military service members and the eleven Secret Service agents who had stayed at Cartagena's five-star Hotel Caribe. None were assigned to directly protect Obama. Congress may hold hearings on the misconduct. This incident appears to not be a safety issue but rather an issue of confidence in the integrity or our leadership. Only time will tell whether our President can distance himself from this latest scandal.