Report: Sanders’s Secret Service Bill More Than $38,000 a Day
A new report issued by the Washington Post has revealed that Bernie Sanders Secret Service bill is costing taxpayers $38,000 per day.
The Hill reports:
Even though his rival, Hillary Clinton, has effectively clinched the Democratic nomination for president, Sanders will continue to have a Secret Service detail until he officially ends his campaign.
According to the Post, agents guard Sanders at home and travel with him everywhere, which can cost taxpayers more than $1 million per month.
Sanders has vowed to remain in the race to help shape the party’s platform, which will be discussed and approved at the Democratic National Convention next month.
The Secret Service declined to discuss Sanders’s protection at length with the Post, but an unnamed source said he will keep it as long as he is a candidate.
“He’s still a candidate for president, so we continue to protect him,” one agent said.
Sanders was one of four candidates to receive Secret Service protection this year.
Clinton, as the spouse of a former president, has Secret Service protection for life.
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump also has protection, and Ben Carson, who dropped out of the presidential race in March, was granted protection after receiving threats.
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