The Secret Service protection was costing the government around $40,000 a day, a fact that became controversial as Gingrich’s campaign wore on and faded increasingly into irrelevance.
The decision came down from the administration, according to Gingrich press secretary R.C. Hammond.
“We informed the Department of Homeland Security of the campaign’s plans to suspend on Wednesday,” Hammond said. “It is their decision when best to stop providing coverage.”
- Dylann Roof has been formally charged with nine counts of murder for the Charleston church shooting last month.
- Britain marks 10 years since 52 people were killed in terrorist attacks in London.
- Authorities reportedly raided the Indiana home of Jared Fogle, the face of many Subway sandwich advertisements.