What happens if the Secret Service can’t afford to pay its agents? Those agents might soon find out.
The director of the Secret Service, Randolph “Tex” Alles, told USA TODAY that more than 1,000 agents have already maxed out their salary and overtime allowances — allowances that were supposed to last all year.
Alles said the service must protect 42 people, including 18 Trump family members. Under the Obama administration, that number was 31.
Adding to Alles’ woes is a recent exodus of agents, thanks to travel and work demands.