Democrats Pushing To Put A Stop To Trump’s Abuse Of Secret Service Protection
Donald Trump has traveled enough in his first eight months in office that he has bankrupt the Secret Service. On Monday, top House and Senate Democrats have requested an Inspector General investigation into Trump’s overuse of the Secret Service.
U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-NM), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) and U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings (D-MD), ranking member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform wrote, “There is reason to believe that President Trump and his family’s use of multiple non-governmental properties, such as Trump Tower in New York, the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla., and the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., may interfere with the Secret Service’s ability to protect the First Family while remaining in compliance with the act.”
Trump has used the Secret Service for protection of more than one of his properties, but under the Presidential Protection Assistance Act of 1976, the Secret Service can only use funds to protect one non-governmental presidential property.
Trump cannot legally use the Secret Service to guard all of his privately owned properties.
Trump is overspending taxpayer dollars and lawmakers have grown tired of it.