Donald Trump and Ben Carson will soon have more company on the campaign trail – in the form of a Secret Service detail.
“Homeland Secretary Jeh Johnson has authorized United States Secret Service protection for both Donald Trump and Ben Carson,” a spokesperson for the Department of Homeland Security said Thursday.
That authorization came after consultation with an advisory committee in Congress made up of the Speaker of the House, the House Minority Leader, the Senate Majority Leader, the Senate Majority Leader, and an additional member selected by the Committee, the spokesperson said.
When making determinations about Secret Service protection, DHS considers criteria like national polling, money raised, and threats.
Both men requested Secret Service protection earlier this month.
NBC’s Michelle Perry contributed to this report.