Scandal Leads to Desiree Rogers’ Resignation

While David Paterson resists the calls for him to resign the governorship, another scandal-marred public official is leaving her post.

White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers—who was implicated in the infamous Gatecrashers security lapse—will step down next month, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

This ought to make Republicans, particularly New York Congressman Pete King, happy. Mr. King, who’s the ranking Republican on the Homeland Security Committee, has been trying for months to call Ms. Rogers before the committee, but the White House hasn’t made her available, and naturally, Democrats have been reluctant to issue her a subpoena.

Mr. King even sent her a letter with 15 questions. “I take this very seriously,” he told Good Morning America. Why all the seriousness about a White House party?

“[The Gatecrashers] could have been terrorists, they could have been psychopaths, they could have attacked the president, the vice president,” Mr. King told me last month. “At those events there are sharp instruments, and if you’re somebody who’s skilled, you could lunge—I mean, they had their arm around Joe Biden. And also to be so close to the prime minister of India.” 

Scandal Leads to Desiree Rogers’ Resignation