20 hookers in Secret Service agents' rooms
A prostitution scandal involving the US Secret Service has grown in scope.
It was disclosured that the agents and military personnel had been with at least 20 women in hotel rooms before President Barack Obama arrived in Colombia for a summit with Latin American leaders.
On Wednesday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said he would "clean house" at the agency in the wake of the incident, which had become a growing election-year embarrassment for the White House.
"The right thing to do is to remove people who have violated the public trust and have put their play time and their personal interests ahead of the interests of the nation," Romney said in a radio interview.
Romney, however, said he remained confident in Secret Service director Mark Sullivan, echoing other statements of support for the agency chief from the White House and Capitol Hill. - AP
Published April 20, 2012