Prominent Democrat Introduces Bill to Strip Trump of Secret Service Protection If He’s Incarcerated 

By Steve Neavling

The former chair of the Jan. 6 committee introduced a bill Friday that would strip former President Trump of his Secret Service agents if he is convicted and sentenced to prison. 

Rep. Bennie Thompson’s legislation aims to end Secret Service protection for convicted felons sentenced to prison, Business Insider reports

“Unfortunately, current law doesn’t anticipate how Secret Service protection would impact the felony prison sentence of a protectee — even a former President,” Thompson, a Mississippi Democrat, said in a statement released by his office. “It is regrettable that it has come to this, but this previously unthought-of scenario could become our reality.”

The bill is clearly aimed at Trump, who faces 91 felony charges across four indictments. 

Secret Service protection has become a significant logistical hurdle if Trump is sentenced to prison. Former presidents and their spouses are entitled to lifelong Secret Service protection under current law. 

Thompson’s bill would remove that protection from someone convicted of a state or federal offense that is punishable by at least a year in prison. 

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