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RFK Jr. on Haley’s potential secret service protection: ‘Double standards abound’

Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. expressed frustration Friday over the situation surrounding Republican presidential primary candidate Nikki Haley’s potential Secret Service protection.

A Congressional Advisory Committee, made up of the Speaker of the House, House Minority Leaders, Senate Majority and Minority Leaders, and one additional member, voted in favor of granting the former United Nations Ambassador protective details. Haley confirmed that she applied for Secret Service protection earlier this month.

“I’m glad she’s protected and her demands are publicly supported, but there are a lot of double standards,” Kennedy said. Said In a post on Platform X, formerly known as Twitter Friday.

“My campaign first requested Secret Service protection in a 63-page manifesto in May 2023. The current application is still pending,” Kennedy continued. “My request is the first time in 55 years that a nominee has been denied. The Biden administration is the only outlier to decline a Secret Service interview request.”

Kennedy also said denying Secret Service protection is “a way to drain campaign funds and stop the movement we are building together.”

“They are trying to force us out of the race by any means necessary,” Kennedy continued in the post. “This is blatant election interference. Let me be clear: I have great respect for the Secret Service. This corruption comes from far above.”

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas will make the final decision on whether to grant Haley Secret Service protection, but a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press that the department has already given protection to the former South Carolina governor. He said a security team was being dispatched for this purpose. Your request will be granted.

President Kennedy said: “Unfortunately for the establishment and those who are sneaking around in the back rooms, I’m not going anywhere.” “Our movement is growing stronger and our coalition is being built.”

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