The mental well-being of national security was put in jeopardy after a trio of Secret Service agents misconstrued President Obama’s diplomatic trip to the Netherlands for a Fat Tuesday booze cruise.
Three agents were relieved of the detail and sent back stateside with one agent reportedly found sloppy drunk in the hotel hallway.
Reports NBC News:
Three Secret Service agents in charge of protecting President Obama in Amsterdam were sent home Sunday after going out for a night of drinking, sources familiar with the incident told NBC News.
One of the agents was found intoxicated in a hotel hallway Sunday morning by hotel security, who contacted the U.S. Embassy in the Netherlands, the sources said.
The embassy then alerted Secret Service managers on the presidential trip.
The agents were put on administrative leave but have not faced any other disciplinary action, the sources said.
Secret Service officials insist that they have raised their standards and toughened the codes of conduct following a scandal in Cartagena, Colombia, in April 2012.
Obama landed in the Netherlands on Monday for a week of diplomacy in Europe and Saudi Arabia.
We’ve seen this movie before and it’s never a good look. Where do they find these “knuckleheads” at?