While President Trump may not be all that thrilled about it, the Secret Service, along with a number of other agencies within our federal government, are moving ahead with preparations for the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States.
Trump and his legal team are still doing all that they can to preserve the President’s chances at four more year, but his path to victory is narrowing, and the Secret Service believes that they’ve seen the writing on the wall.
That’s why the agency is looking to make some major changes to their contingency working on Pennsylvania Avenue.
The Secret Service is making some staff changes in the presidential detail that will guard President-elect Joe Biden, amid concerns from Biden allies that some current members were politically aligned with President Donald Trump, according to two people familiar with the changes.
As Biden readies his new administration, the Secret Service plans to bring back to the White House detail a handful of senior agents whom Biden knows well from their work more than four years ago guarding him and his family when he was vice president.
This isn’t all that unusual, but the political atmosphere in the late stages of 2020 lend an air of anxiety to any and all political moves.
Staff changes are typical with the arrival of a new president and are designed to increase the trust and comfort the incoming president feels with his protective agents, who often stand by the president’s side during sensitive discussions and private moments.
But the shifts underway occur at a particularly contentious time, as Trump has blamed his reelection loss on unfounded allegations of voter fraud and has sought to block his administration from treating Biden as the president-elect. Some in the Secret Service also came under criticism during Trump’s tenure for appearing to embrace his political agenda.
For instance, some presidential detail members urged other agents and Secret Service officers not to wear masks on presidential trips this year – against the administration’s own public health guidance – as the president felt wearing masks projected weakness, The Washington Post has reported.
Agitated leftists, concerned that Donald Trump would simply refuse to leave office at the end of his term, often publicly fantasized about Joe Biden’s Secret Service detail dragging Trump from the White House – an indication, no doubt, of the political angst our nation is experiencing.
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