Some Democrats appear to be trying to get Trump killed

 June 2, 2024

It is not an exaggeration to say that some Democrats really do seem to be trying to get former President Donald Trump killed. 

Fox News reports that U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) is now calling for Trump's Secret Service protection to be removed if he gets sent to prison.

This all comes after Trump, by a New York City jury, was recently found guilty in the so-called hush-money case that was brought against him by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg (D).

It remains to be seen whether or not the judge overseeing the case will sentence Trump to prison. But, given what we have seen from Judge Juan Merchan, many believe that a prison sentence for Trump is not outside the realm of possibility.

Looking forward

As we all know, U.S. presidents get Secret Service protection for life. What you may not know is that they get Secret Service protection even if they get sent to prison.

The New York Times reports, "If Justice Merchan hands down a punishment that lands the former president behind bars — what is known as a custodial sentence — Mr. Trump would be no ordinary prisoner."

The outlet adds, "That’s because the United States Secret Service is required by law to protect former presidents around the clock, which means its agents would have to protect Mr. Trump inside a prison if he was sentenced to serve time."

Anthony Guglielmi, the Secret Service's chief of communications, has put out a statement saying that the outcome of the "hush-money" case "has no bearing on the manner in which the United States Secret Service carries out its protective mission."

He added, "Our security measures will proceed unchanged."

The effort to remove Trump's protection

Rep. Thompson and other Democrats, however, want to change all of this. They want to strip Trump of his Secret Service protection if the former president gets sentenced to prison.

Thompson has introduced a piece of legislation that would do just that. It is called the Denying Infinite Security and Government Resources Allocated toward Convicted and Extremely Dishonorable (DISGRACED) Former Protectees Act.

Thompson, in a statement on the legislation, said:

Unfortunately, current law doesn’t anticipate how Secret Service protection would impact the felony prison sentence of a protectee — even a former President. It is regrettable that it has come to this, but this previously unthought-of scenario could become our reality.

Given the explosive nature of the current political scene here in America, it could be extremely dangerous for Trump if he were to lose his Secret Service protection. This is why it is not outrageous to suggest that Thompson, with this measure, seems to be trying to get Trump killed.

We will learn whether or not Trump will be sentenced to prison in July, just days before the Republican National Convention, at which Trump is expected to be named the Republican Party's 2024 presidential nominee.

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