The White House on Thursday maintained that the president has confidence in the Secret Service and its director, Mark Sullivan, but suggested that further questions might be raised following the investigation of episodes of misconduct in Colombia. Members of Congress, including Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, have questioned the culture of the agency following the scandal.
“Questions about broader concerns that aren’t related specifically to this incident might be asked and dealt with after conclusions are reached in this investigation,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said. He added, “The president is obviously awaiting conclusions of that investigation, and for now we’ll keep focused on that.”
“It is certainly legitimate for members of Congress who have oversight responsibility to ask questions in the areas for which they’re responsible,” Carney said.