Democrat Pushes to Remove Secret Service Protection for Trump if Convicted

Legislation proposed on Friday by Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) concerns former President Trump’s Secret Service protection in the case of a conviction in one of his trials.

Democrats on the House Homeland Security Committee announced on X not long ago that longtime committee member and former head of the disbanded January 6 Select Committee, Thompson, had introduced new legislation that would seek to strip secret service protection from “felon” Trump.

According to the DISGRACED Act, which was passed to deny indefinite security and government resources to those who have been convicted of or are very dishonorable, protection will be revoked for anybody whose sentence entails a minimum of one year in jail, whether it’s a federal or state crime.

Thompson argues in a DISGRACED Former Protectees Act fact sheet that the bill would remove overlapping prison authorities and free judges to think about sentencing cases without worrying about the practical issues of inmates with Secret Service protection.

The fact sheet emphasizes the necessity for Congress to tackle the issue of Secret Service protection possibly interfering with the criminal judicial process and the administration of justice. It refers to the multiple felony charges that a former president faced, even though the bill does not explicitly name Trump.

Additionally, the information page emphasizes that the measure proposed by Thompson would include former President Trump.

X user Byron York of the Washington Examiner, in an article he published on the network, drew attention to the obvious suggestion that Trump would be more vulnerable without his Secret Service protection.

Monday marked the beginning of the trial involving Trump’s hush money. Fifty out of ninety-six prospective jurors were disqualified on the first day because they couldn’t maintain objectivity. On Thursday, 48 more prospective jurors were relieved of their duties after stating they could not remain impartial.

Bragg charged Trump with 34 counts of first-degree falsifying company documents in April 2023. These allegations stem from the 2016 presidential campaign when hush money was paid to adult entertainment actress Stormy Daniels.