After some rushing of the dais at the Biden South Carolina victory speech?
There is a push for protection details to begin…
The Service and taxpayers will do good this time…
Only two details will be needed….
The agency has be trying for the call up for a while….
Tuesday night, the need for such preparation became clearer when protesters rushed the stage where former Vice President Joe Biden celebrated a string of primary election victories.
Biden was not harmed by the sign-waving protesters, who were repelled by his wife, Jill Biden, and a campaign aide. But the jarring scene prompted a House committee Wednesday to urge the Department of Homeland Security to consider assigning protective details to Biden and Bernie Sanders as they battle for the Democratic nomination.
Both campaigns have been operating without government protection, but the Secret Service’s involvement appears more likely as the presidential campaign heats up.
Decisions on protection assignments are made by the Secretary of Homeland Security in consultation with congressional leaders. Late Wednesday, the Department of Homeland Security said it was “ready to execute” if requests were made by the candidates or a bipartisan group of congressional leaders. Biden appeared closer to making a formal request Thursday when he told NBC’s Today that Secret Service protection is “something that has to be considered.”