Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ security detail since February has cost $5.28 million and could reportedly reach $6.54 million over the next year, an Education Department official told Politico.
DeVos is provided with round-the-clock U.S. Marshal protection — an extreme departure from previous education secretaries who were protected by department security employees.
A spokesman for the U.S. Marshals Service told POLITICO that he could not disclose the nature of security threats against her or the size of her security detail.
The Hill added:
The marshals service began providing DeVos’s security detail in February after protesters blocked her from entering a D.C. public school.
A deal covering DeVos’s detail was just renewed for fiscal year 2018.
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt maintains a 24-hour security detail that has drawn criticism.