On the afternoon of the 17th, a man went with a gunbidenchairmandelawarePlacards were placed outside homes in Wilmington to protest, sparking controversy over whether there was a security breach by the Secret Service. Secret Service spokesman Steve Kopec said the man exercised his rights guaranteed by the Constitution and had no influence on the actions of Secret Service patrols.
Newsweek reported on the 18th that a man wearing an orange and yellow protective jacket and khaki shorts protested on the street outside Biden’s Wilmington home on the afternoon of the 17th.white HouseIn the video taken by the reporter, it can be seen that the man was carrying a gun in a holster.
The man held a sign that read on one side, “The Biden family is a criminal, 20 fake companies? Where are the laptops? 10% to the boss.” The other side read, “Does Joe have a last name? Robert Peters (Robert L. Peters, Robin Ware, JRN Ware.”
It was not immediately clear whether Secret Service personnel asked the man to leave, but a White House reporter reported that a Secret Service vehicle followed the man down the street; The presidential motorcade passed the protest site where the man was at around 1:20 p.m.
Delaware state law allows open carrying of weapons, but some netizens posted on Twitter criticizing the Secret Service for security lapses and saying that people with guns should not be allowed near the President or his home. Secret Service spokesman Kou Peike said the man exercised his rights guaranteed by the Constitution and had no influence on the actions of the Secret Service’s protected individuals.