Back in the beginning of the summer it was revealed that several employees of the government financial regulation organization were looking at sexual content online, dating back to the financial meltdown in September of 2008.
McCaskill wrote to SEC Chairman Mary Shapiro yesterday, asking if anyone had been fired as a result of internal investigations. Missouri’s junior senator also asks in her letter why seventeen employees who viewed explicit content online received only light reprimands and why another six received only formal counseling. Senator Mccaskill asked the chairwoman if there are regulatory hurdles that are making it difficult to fire the employees and if so, can the Congress do anything to change those regulations.
McCaskill says Americans demand professional behavior from their government employees. The senator says the Securities and Exchange Commission has lost the faith of the American people.