Trump appears to be target in bill to strip Secret Service protection from convicted felons

One Democratic House representative has filed legislation that would block convicted felons from being protected by the Secret Service — which would affect former President Donald Trump if he is convicted in his trial.

Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) introduced legislation on Friday that stated Secret Service protection would “terminate for any person upon sentencing following conviction for a Federal or State offense that is punishable for a term of imprisonment of at least one year.”

The DISGRACED Former Protectees Act reasons those convicted of crimes and sentenced to prison would cause “potential for conflicting lines of authority within prisons.” Additionally, it would “allow judges to weigh the sentencing of individuals without having to factor in the logistical concerns of convicts with Secret Service protection.”

While Trump isn’t named as the main purpose of the
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