(DailyDig.com) – The presidential campaign of Nikki Haley has requested security from the Secret Service, two sources acquainted with the matter have confirmed.
Haley served as South Carolina’s governor, and during President Trump’s administration, she was the United States UN ambassador. She is now Trump’s only formidable opponent in the race for the Republican primary in 2024.
A number of political personalities, including Haley, have reported an increase in personal threats in the last several years. In the aftermath of the presidential election of 2020, lawmakers and election officials across the nation have spoken about the threats of death they have received.
According to Haley, there have been many problems with her campaign’s handling of security concerns. The media acquired information that two swatting attempts were made at her South Carolina home, among other threats.
The police were wrongly led to her home on suspicion of criminal activity in both swatting incidents. Officers showed up to Haley’s house armed with drawn guns on one occasion when her parents, ages 87 and 90, were with their caregiver.
In an interview, Haley expressed her concern that the scenario was unsafe and endangering both her family and law enforcement officials. According to her, that’s the norm for presidential candidates. She hopes that her children don’t have to go through that.
Speaking to the media source, the 52-year-old Republican presidential contender said that she would not allow the threats to deter her from taking the necessary actions for her campaign. She went on to say that the swatting incidents were just another sign of the current state of disarray in this nation.
Authorities have not made any arrests in these instances; they have closed them administratively.
In response to Haley’s application, an advisory committee of five people, including the heads of both houses of Congress, will now initiate a danger assessment, as stated on the Secret Service website. The committee will work under the direction of Alejandro Mayorkas, secretary of Homeland Security.
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