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The Secret Service typically protects the president and vice president and their families, but can also be approved for other political figures.
Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley has requested Secret Service protection after receiving a growing number of threats during her 2024 presidential campaign, according to a report published Monday.
Haley told The Wall Street Journal while campaigning in South Carolina that she had made the request.
“We’ve had multiple issues,” she said. “It’s not going to stop me from doing what I need to do.”
Neither Haley's campaign nor the Secret Service responded to requests for comment.
Both President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump receive Secret Service protection. The Secret Service protects the president and vice president as well as their families along with some senior government officials. It is also authorized to provide protection to major party presidential candidates, an authority granted after the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy in 1968.
Haley is the last major challenger to Trump in the Republican primary race. She is focusing on South Carolina's Feb. 24 primary as an opportunity to demonstrate momentum against Trump, though she is also traveling the country to attend fundraisers and is scheduled to appear at a rally in California on Wednesday.
President Biden had a strong fundraising month in January, while former President Trump spent $3 million in legal fees.
Haley said she would stay in the fight against Donald Trump at least until after Super Tuesday’s slate of more than a dozen contests on March 5.
Survivor and prominent gun control advocate David Hogg trolled the Trump-branded sneakers dubbed the "Never Surrender High Tops."
The news comes after an incident last month in which an Alaska Airlines jetliner experienced a blown-out panel.
If the cause is confirmed, the death would be a rare case of someone dying from a Gila monster bite, which normally only causes intense pain.
A note found in the bathroom said the plane would blow up, according to local reports.