Nightly News | April 25, 2012
>>> on this secret service prostitution scandal which has badly harmed the reputation of the men and women who president our presidents, and today, homeland security secretary janet napolitano called the whole thing inexcusable. kelly o'donnell reports.
>> today, the first piblic review of the secret service prostitution scandal .
>> all of us are shocked and terribly troubled by it.
>> think it really shook the traus of a lot of people.
>> secretary of homeland security , janet napolitano , promised answers.
>> we are going to get to the bottom of this. we're going to make sure that strarndz in training are tightened.
>> the scandal in cartagena have cost eight members of the secret service their jobs. today, one nagging suspicion. senators repeatedly asked if secret service agents have behaved this way before.
>> that being an argument if the agents and i guess the prostitutes, elect a better word, with money, wouldn't have known about this.
>> napolitano said investigators have found no other instance in the past few years.
>> every mother of a teenager knows a common excuse is everyone else is doing it. first, not everyone is doing it, and it's not the secret service part of way of doing business .
>> the president praised the secret service overall and used a lighter tone.
>> a couple of knuckleheads shouldn't detract from what they do, but what these guys were thinking, i don't know. that's why they're not there anymore.
>> a dozen military service members are also linked to prostitutes in cartagena. a new detail, officials said the fact that curfews were broken that night was known umthe chain of command . but a frustrated john mccain said the pentagon is not providing answers fast enough.
>> i expressed my extreme dissatisfaction with the lack of any concrete information that was provided to us from a national security standpoint.
>> and brian, secretary napolitano said the president's security was not at risk, but she adds that this kind of misconduct could make agents vulnerable to things like blackmail, and that could be dangerous.
>> kelly o'donnell on the hill tonight. kelly , thanks.