Would More Female Secret Service Agents Mean Less Bad Behavior?

Lawmakers raising the issue of adding more women to the organization

by Lesley Kennedy • MORE.com Reporter

Wanna put the kibosh on bad behavior? Hire more women.

It may sound like an obvious answer to us, but it’s an issue that’s being raised by lawmakers after Secret Service agents were caught in the recent unseemly prostitution scandal in Colombia, ABC News reports.

After all, it was a female agent, Paula Reid, who brought the incident to light, according to the network. 

“I can’t help but wonder if there’d been more women as part of that detail if this ever would have happened,” Senator Susan Collins, R-Maine, said on the network’s This Week show.

Representative Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., echoed Collins on the same show.

“I can’t help but keep asking this question, ‘Where are the women?’ ” she said. “We probably need to diversify the Secret Service and have more minorities and more women.”

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Cat 04.26.2012

This is a ridiculous theory. More women is not the answer. Having a group of people, whether they are men or women,who travel as often as they do is one of the reasons the Secret Service is rampant with broken marriages. A friend of mine is a witness to the temptations within the Secret Service. Any job..whether it is the Secret Service, the military or companies with travelling salespeople, where personnel travel extensively, results in an environment conducive to temptation for either party. It's been like this for hundreds of years...and these men in these Congressional hearings are the last people who need to be investigating this!

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