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Secret Service director calls budget depletion an 'ongoing issue for nearly a decade

Dana Loesch

According to a USA Today report Monday, the Secret Service will run out of funding by the end of September due to “the sheer size of President Trump's family and efforts necessary to secure their multiple residences up and down the East Coast.” Secret Service Director Randolph "Tex" Alles said in an interview that, “The Secret Service estimates that roughly 1,100 employees will work overtime hours in excess of statutory pay caps during calendar year 2017.”

Later on Monday, Alles issued an opposing follow-up statement stressing that the travel habits and large size of President Donald Trump’s family were not unique to the current administration. “This issue is not one that can be attributed to the current Administration’s protection requirements, but rather has been an ongoing issue for nearly a decade due to an overall increase in operational tempo," said Alles.

“This seems to be a nonsense story. What is your take on this?” asked Dana Loesch of American Conservative Union Chairman, Matt Schlapp, guest on today’s “Dana.”

“I really got tired of seeing Bill Clinton and President Obama on yachts at Martha’s Vinyard. And I saw plenty of tee-off times for those two presidents,” said Schlapp. “So I think that’s an inappropriate way to approach it.”

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