St. Augustine, FL – Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06), a member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, issued this statement following media reports that Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy was aware that his agents were in possession of information regarding Chairman Jason Chaffetz, in violation of federal law:

"Director Clancy demonstrated a serious lack of judgment by allowing his agents to distribute personal information regarding Chairman Chaffetz, which they then released in an attempt to discredit legitimate concerns regarding the numerous failures of the Secret Service. I am stunned that Director Clancy did not immediately take disciplinary action against the agents involved for such a flagrant violation of federal law. This behavior is indicative of the toxic culture within the Secret Service and detrimental towards re-establishing trust in the Secret Service's ability to discharge its important duties and responsibilities."