by Javier Manjarres
On the heels of the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords(D-AZ) in Arizona, many are wondering if security needs to be stepped up for high profile elected officials and/ or officials that have received threats in the past. Earlier today I spoke to newly sworn-in, Senator Marco Rubio and asked him if he was considering beefing up this security. Senator Rubio express his sympathies for Congresswoman Giffords and the families of those who killed and injured in Saturday’s shooting in Arizona. Rubio then put the shooting incident into perspective when he noted that unless an elected official, like himself had Secret Service type security, they would be vulnerable to a similar attack like the one that occurred in Arizona.
“This is the inherent risk of being in this business”-Senator Marco Rubio
Senator Rubio goes on to to state that he does not have any plans of stepping up his security at this time. Currently only the President, Vice President, and in some instances, the Speaker of the House of Representatives receive Secret Service protection-their immediate families do so as well.