Ira Stoll on the Biggest Secret Service Scandal
Congressman Pete King, the Republican chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, calls the scandal involving prostitutes in Colombia "the worst moment in the history of the Secret Service." He's wrong about that, writes Ira Stoll. The worst moment in the history of the Secret Service was November 22, 1963, the day John F. Kennedy was shot and killed. It was the first and only time since the Secret Service was put fully in charge of protecting the president in 1902 that a president was assassinated.