Alejandro Mayorkas put one Presidential candidate at risk over petty politics

Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas delivers remarks during a swearing-in ceremony for newly appointed Chief of U.S. Border Patrol Mark Morgan at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C., October 11, 2016. CBP Photo by Glenn Fawcett

Politics is a bloodsport.

This is especially true when it comes to the race for the highest office in the land.

And Alejandro Mayorkas put one Presidential candidate at risk over petty politics.

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has been in the headlines in recent weeks, but not in a good way.

Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. made an urgent appeal for Secret Service protection nearly a year ago.

However, both of the requests were denied.

And now new information shows that Kennedy’s requests were rejected by Mayorkas.

“On May 26, 2023, candidate for President Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. submitted a request to the Department of Homeland Security for United States Secret Service protection,” Mayorkas wrote in a letter sent to Secret Service Director Kimberly A. Cheatle. “In accordance with the authority set forth in Title 18, United States Code, Section 3056(a)(7), and in consultation with the Candidate Protection Advisory Committee, I decline to identify candidate Kennedy for United States Secret Service protection at this time.”

Mayorkas gave no reason for rejecting Kennedy’s request, but it gives the appearance of being payback for his decision to mount a Presidential run that could jeopardize Joe Biden’s already shaky reelection prospects.

Kennedy Campaign: Biden administration is the only one to play politics with candidates’ safety

“Over the last several months, the campaign submitted formal requests for Secret Service protection, yet U.S. Department of Homeland Security Sec. Alejandro Mayorkas has refused to approve the protection,” a statement from Kennedy Jr.’s campaign read. “Every presidential administration for 55 years has afforded early protection to candidates who requested it. The Biden administration is the sole outlier.”

Kennedy Jr.’s uncle, former President John F. Kennedy, and his father, Robert F. Kennedy, died from assassinations.

Within a day of the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, President Lyndon Johnson directed the Secret Service to provide protection to Presidential candidates.

Kennedy Jr. asked the Biden administration for Secret Service protection three times last year.

His most recent request came after an intruder was arrested twice in the same day trespassing on Kennedy Jr.’s Los Angeles home.

Kennedy Jr. posted about the ordeal last fall on X and said that “yesterday an intruder climbed the fence at my home and was arrested. After being released from police custody later in the day, he immediately returned to my home and was arrested again.”

Judicial Watch President: Mayorkas’ refusal of needed protection is despicable

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton slammed Mayorkas’ decision.

“It is simply despicable that Secretary Mayorkas refused needed Secret Service protection for Robert F. Kennedy Jr.,” Fitton said. “That it took a federal FOIA lawsuit to force out this information speaks volumes.”

Last week, House Republicans impeached Mayorkas for his willful inaction on the immigration and border crisis that began and worsened since Joe Biden assumed the Presidency.

Mayorkas is the first Cabinet official to be impeached in nearly 150 years.

Patriot Political will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.