The Secret Service is being over taxed, and it was already having a hard time keeping up with it’s workload.
The Secret Service protects presidential candidates as well as the President himself and this election cycle has them worked to the max.
With only five months to go before November, violence is breaking out at an alarming rate at the presidential campaign rallies.
Dan Bongino and Dr. Tyrone Powers, two Secret Service experts, are saying that when it comes to safety, this presidential race is already taxing those men and women protecting the candidates.
“The right to free speech became a free-for-all before a Donald Trump rally in San Jose, California, on June 2. Police in full riot gear advanced on angry protesters and broke up street fights. Hats and flags were set on fire. One woman was pelted by eggs. Several arrests were made.
“It’s a major drain on Secret Service manpower,” said Dr. Powers. “Everyone is being called in to deal with the different types of threats they’re facing.”
The Secret Service has rushed the stage to protect Bernie Sanders for the second time in a week and they have had to do so a number of times for Trump.
“I mean, they were always prepared for someone storming the stage obviously.” said Bongino, “But it’s a different level of attention when it’s happening on a regular basis. This is the United States of America this isn’t Venezuela.”
There are reports that the Secret Service is having to rely on other agencies like the FBI and U.S. Marshals Service as they are overwhelmed.
With the chaos that the Secret Service has been in over the last few years, the current problem of protecting the candidates is creating more chaos! How far can they be stretched? When any organization gets to a point as this…a breaking point is on the way.
Sign up to get alerts from Joe!