Secret Service Agents to Appeal

Four Secret Service members who were dismissed following the Colombia prostitute scandal are planning to fight the decision to strip them of their jobs. The agents are set to argue that the agency is making them scapegoats for behavior they say the Secret Service has long tolerated. Director Mark Sullivan will testify in front of a Senate committee Wednesday, his first public address of the scandal. The agents claim that the story presented by the media that a group of men went searching for prostitutes is not true, and that some of them went out separately, bringing back women they did not think would charge them money for sex. Agents claim that the "Secret Circus"—a self-mocking nickname—operates under a “what happens on the road, stays on the road” practice.