- Four Army soldiers were removed from Mike Pence’s detail in August
- The senior servicemen allegedly brought women back to their hotel in Panama
- They were prepping for the vice president’s visit when the incident occurred
- Pence was reportedly still in the United States at the time of the event
- The Defense Department said the men were reassigned back to the Army
- The department said there is no reason to believe the women were prostitutes
US Army aides assigned to Mike Pence’s detail were removed from their positions after they allegedly brought women back to their hotel rooms while in Panama.
Four soldiers were reassigned from the vice president’s detail earlier this month after they were reportedly seen on tape bringing women back to their rooms, it was revealed on Thursday.
The senior service members were prepping for Pence’s visit to Panama when they broke the rules by bringing unauthorized people into a secure area, officials claim.
They were promptly removed from Pence’s communications team detail, brought back to the US and reassigned back to the Army, according to White House sources.
Four Army soldiers were removed from Mike Pence’s communications team detail in August for allegedly bringing women back to their hotel rooms in Panama. Pictured: Pence greeting students in Panama on August 17
Three defense officials revealed the soldiers’ removal to NBC News, initially saying the incident occurred in Colombia, before amending the location to Panama.
Pence was reportedly still in the United States at the time of the event and the men were removed before his arrival.
Pence didn’t arrive in Panama until August 17.
Defense Department spokesman Lt. Col. Paul Haverstick said on Thursday: ‘We are aware of the incident and it is currently under investigation.’
Pence was reportedly still in the United States at the time of the event and the men were removed before his arrival. The servicemen were reassigned back to the Army
Haverstick continued: ‘We can confirm that the individuals in question have been reassigned back to the Army.’
The department said it had no reason to believe the women were prostitutes.
Previously, 11 Secret Service agents were placed on leave after they were accused of paying prostitutes during a trip to Colombia with President Obama in 2012.
Pence was touring Latin America but cut the visit short after the deadly protests in Charlottesville.
Panama was his last stop before the vice president headed back to the United States.