Will Biden have Secret Service protection: source

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The former Vice-President, Joe Biden, is now protected by the U.S. Secret Service, a law enforcement source told Fox News on Tuesday.

Biden, the front-runner for the 2020 democratic presidential nomination, had requested that the protection will be activated this week after previously. The development not only comes as Biden is getting closer to the nomination, but as the protesters, several current events have disturbed also rush to intervene in the stage and the prompt staff and family members, for the protection of the candidates.


The law enforcement source described a multi-stage approval process, told Fox News that a candidate must first qualify for the protection that you require from a select congressional committee and the Department of Homeland Security. Once approved, the U.S. Secret Service is entitled to the protection of the individual.

Biden’s rival for the democratic nomination is Bernie Sanders, sen, I-Vt., still no Secret Service protection is enabled, the source said, Fox News.


It is rare for official protection for the candidates before they officially announced their party’s nomination, but the Secret Service exceptions on the Basis of threats.

For example, in the year 2015, the secret service is activated, 24-hour protection for then-candidate Donald Trump and then-candidate Ben Carson to two threats; and then-sen. Barack Obama received protection in 2007, long before he secured the nomination, amid a rise in threats against him.

But the former U.S. Secretary of state Hillary Clinton had Secret Service protection dating back to her time as first lady, and had the protection of the presidential election campaign in 2016.

Biden, the Vice-President, also had the Secret Service protection.

Although it is unclear at this point if the Biden campaign has received any type of threat, which had earlier this month, the former Vice-President, protesters storm the stage during a victory speech.


Two female protesters stormed the stage, shouting: “Let the dairy-die.” They stopped to read the posters the same and shows the image of a cow.

Dr. Jill Biden, and Biden’s sister, Valerie, tried to block the protesters from the touch of the former Vice-President.

Campaign senior adviser Symone Sanders immediately to the stage, grabbed a protester. The other protester was dragged from the stage by security. Biden continued with his speech.

Sanders tweeted, later saying: “I broke a nail. #Super Tuesday”

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