Sanders loses Secret Service protection
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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersTrump's trade war — firing all cannons or closing the portholes? The Hill's 12:30 Report — Trump rips 'ridiculous' spending bill | FBI dragged into new fight | Latest on Maryland shooting Poll: Most Massachusetts voters don't think Warren should run for president in 2020 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 ClintonTrump rallies in Nevada amid Supreme Court flurry: 'We're gonna get Brett' Trump: 'Good news' that Obama is campaigning again Trump boosts Heller, hammers 'Wacky Jacky' opponent in Nevada 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.