While First Lady Michelle Obama was receiving a heart-felt letter from Beyonce, President Obama has been going over reports of allegations that the Secret Service was entertained by prostitutes in Colombia. Earlier this Sunday, the President called for rigorous scrutiny into the matter.
It has been reported that up to as many as eleven Secret Service agents are being investigated upon claims that they brought prostitutes back to a Cartegena hotel. President Obama was obviously upset and concerned.
"What happened here in Colombia is being investigated by the director of the Secret Service."
"I expect that investigation to be thorough and I expect it to be rigorous. If it turns out that some of the allegations that have been made in the press are confirmed, then of course I'll be angry".
These alleged actions took place before President Obama touched down in Cartegena, and the accused agents have been sent back to the United States and placed on administrative leave. The President hinted that these types of allegations, true or not, are unacceptable, but will wait to hear the full findings of the investigation.
"We're representing the people of the United States and when we travel to another county I expect us to observe the highest standards," said Obama. "Obviously what's been reported doesn't match up with those standards."
"I'll wait until the full investigation is completed until I pass final judgment."
Peter King, chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, was made aware of the situation and told CNN that agents brought the women back to their hotel rooms, and that "one of the women did not leave the room in the morning."
Also according to King, the manager of the hotel where everything allegedly occurred tried to get into the room when the woman stated that the agents "owed her money". Another woman spoke with local police and filed a complaint with the U.S. embassy.
The matter is still being investigated.