Herman Cain Under Secret Service Protection After Threats
Herman Cain Under Secret Service Protection
Herman Cain made history Thursday after becoming the first Republican Presidential candidate to be put under Secret Service protection.
The Associated Press reports that Cain asked Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and congressional leaders to approve his request this week.
As previously reported, Cain made headlines after being accused of sexual harassment by a number of women.
His campaign office has since confirmed his Secret Service protection saying,
"Due to the recent surge in the polls and the large crowds of enthusiastic supporters at recent campaign events, we are appreciative of the extra level of protection provided by these elite professionals."
In June a man who claimed to be a member of the Klu Klux Klan called Cain's office.