Sens. Bayh and Kyl urge punishment for state dinner crashers

The White House party crashers ought to face serious punishment for misleading the Secret Service, two senators said on Sunday morning.

"It's not a laughing matter that people could get that closer to the president," Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.) said on Fox News Sunday.

"You've got to send a strong deterrent that people just don't do this kind of thing."

The second ranking Republican in the Senate concurred.

"If its a federal crime to lie to a federal agent and these people didn't tell the truth about their invitation, then they should in some way be brought to justice here," said Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.)

Kyl said he didn't think a congressional investigation was warranted, however.

"I suspect the Secret Service is embarrassed enough to fix the problem," he said.

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