A House committee wants the Obama administration to investigate Secret Service employees who circulated personnel information that showed the panel’s chairman was denied a job as an agent, The Washington Post reports.
The committee that oversees the Secret Service discovered last week that unflattering information about Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, was circulated at the agency’s headquarters.
Chaffetz told the Post in an interview that he was denied a job for the Secret Service in a Wester field office around 2003.
Chaffetz said it was “disconcerting to say the least” that he was the butt of a joke.
DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson agreed an investigation is warranted.
“If and to the extent the matters reflected in this report are accurate, then the United States Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security owe the member of Congress an apology,” Johnson said. He added: “If true, those responsible should be held accountable.”