Sanders loses Secret Service protection
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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie SandersBernie SandersGOP ramps up attacks on SALT deduction provision Symone Sanders to leave the White House at the end of the year Briahna Joy Gray says Chris Cuomo will return to CNN following scandal 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 ClintonRepublican Ohio Senate candidate slams JD Vance over previous Trump comments Budowsky: Why GOP donors flock to Manchin and Sinema Countering the ongoing Republican delusion 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.