Democratic Representative Loretta Sanchez told NBC’s Matt Lauer that she would like to hear from White House social secretary Desiree Rogers. Republican Peter King appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America and NBC’s Today Show Friday to say that he wanted to issue a subpoena to Rogers but Sanchez wouldn’t go that far.
“I would certainly like to hear from her what steps are being taken to ensure that, in fact, there is not only a Secret Service agent there with the list, but there is somebody always there from the White House,” said Sanchez.
“I mean, even Wal-Mart has a greeter. So you know, I would like to hear from her,” she said.
The Huffington Post‘s Sam Stein reports that friends and colleagues have stepped forward to defend Rogers.
“What are the odds she was going to be lackadaisical at the biggest moment of her life?” the source asked. “Zero. That’s why these stories don’t make any sense. Her reputation is at stake.”
The source spoke in defense of Rogers because the social secretary had been told not to speak to the press. “I think the way it is being characterize and the way it is coming off that she is too big a personality for the White House, it just doesn’t make sense,” the source said.
This video is from NBC’s Today Show, broadcast Dec. 4, 2009.