CNN said more US Secret Service agents were dispatched to Wilmington, Delaware, in anticipation of the possibility that Joe Biden would win the president.
The agents were dispatched to Delaware on Thursday, in which a law enforcement source told CNN “This was anticipated,” the two sources said.
Some context: After the presidential victory, the USSS’s details for a president-elect will be larger and reflect the size and scope of the president. Additional airspace security measures were also in place, said a source familiar with USSS protocols. A Biden team has been on standby since last week, the source said.
“This is as expected. It̵7;s actually been delayed a bit. A senior law enforcement official said. The security enhancement often occurs on election night, but the USSS has done it “cautiously” because it does not want to be seen as making election decisions, the official said.
On Wednesday, CNN observed additional security assets in Biden’s convoy matched the President’s entourage equipped to handle a variety of threats and situations and were not part of it. of the typical Secret Service teams a candidate receives, in addition to Biden’s initial details.
A USSS spokesperson declined to provide further details, telling CNN, “For operational security reasons, the Secret Service cannot specifically or generally discuss the means, methods or resources. We used to perform our protective duties. “
This was first reported by the Washington Post.