Sanders loses Secret Service protection
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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders has right goal, wrong target in fight to help low-wage workers Democrats in standoff over minimum wage Sanders votes against Biden USDA nominee Vilsack MORE no longer has Secret Service protection.

The Vermont senator's protection detail was dropped on Tuesday, after he returned to Washington from New Hampshire following his endorsement of presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonCruz: Wife 'pretty pissed' about leaked Cancun texts CBC would back Young for OMB if Tanden falls Hillary Clinton to co-write political thriller MORE, CNN reported.


Sanders got Secret Service protection in February. During his campaign, agents had to rush to protect him several times from protesters.

Sanders kept his Secret Service detail even after the last primary contest in June.

One of his colleagues, who declined to be identified, said the Vermont independent was "on an ego kick."

A report in June said the candidate's around-the-clock Secret Service protection cost taxpayers more than $38,000 a day, but a spokeswoman for the Secret Service declined to comment to CNN on the duration or cost of Sanders's protection.