If the Salahi’s did breach security they should go to jail. I can’t imagine what could possibly cause the Secret Service agents to admit someone – anyone – who wasn’t on the White House list.
Secret Service chief Mark Sullivan told a Congressional committee Thursday morning that the agents who admitted Tareq and Michaele Salahi through a White House checkpoint at last week’s state dinner have been placed on administrative leave and could lose their jobs.
Sullivan’s testimony came during a hearing of the House Homeland Security Committee, at which he took full responsibility for the security failure. He said the agents face a range of disciplinary actions, including the possibility of being fired.
Although the Salahis and White House social secretary Desirée Rogers were invited to testify as well, they refused, raising the possibility that they could be subpoenaed and required to tell their part of a story that has drawn international headlines.
Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, has said he intends to subpoena the Salahis if they do not come to the Hill voluntarily to testify.