It's official: 3 Secret Service agents let go as of late Wednesday, and the future of the remaining men being investigated is uncertain.
With President Obama looking to reassure the public that he has some form of control of the agencies under his leadership--especially the men handpicked to serve on his protection details on foreign soil, 3 agents have exited the agency.
One chose to "retire" from his post, according to the Associated Press, which typically means he was given the option to go quietly into the night or get fired in a very public way. He walked.
The second agent quit of his own accord, which probably means he felt he wasn't doing anything wrong or that the culture in the organization had always supported his behavior before, so why change now?
The third man wasn't given a choice, he got the Donald's solution for work-related problems: He was fired.
The speed in which the action was taken is a good indicator of just how embarrassed the agents have made the presidentÂ—and how badly it was affecting America's relations with other nation states.
To say it showcased the worst of America is putting it mildly. But in the grand scheme of things it still can't compare to the troop photos of American soldiers laughing over Afghan body parts or the blatant frivolous spending by the GSA under an Obama appointee.
Will the embarrassing and corrupt behavior ever end?
Fortunately, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle see this particular incident as not only a blemish on the reputation of the country, but also as the national security threat that it could have been.
And the information they are demanding about the incident suggests that some of the females that were hired for services rendered on the night of April 12-13 might have been minors, according to the Christian Science Monitor.
Can you say prison sentence?