By Jonathan Easley - 04/25/12 03:47 PM EDT
Still, Napolitano said such conduct could pose a potential risk, “and that’s why this kind of behavior can not be tolerated.”
Napolitano said she maintains full confidence in Sullivan, and reiterated that there would be a thorough investigation and that “all options are on the table” to ensure that it doesn’t happen again.
Six of the agents have been fired, and the rest have been suspended pending further investigation.
“There was nothing in the record to suggest that this behavior would happen, and it really was, I think, just a huge disappointment to the men and women of the Secret Service, to begin with," Napolitano said.
President Obama on Tuesday said the behavior of a few “knuckleheads” shouldn’t detract from the work of the agency as a whole.