Now Gary Johnson Wants National Security Briefings, Too
And there's basically one woman standing between Johnson and those briefings.By Eugene Daniels | September 15, 2016
For more than 60 years, presidential nominees have received intelligence briefings after clinching the nomination. Well, the Democratic and Republican nominees at least. And now the Libertarians are calling foul.
The chair of the party, Nicholas Sarwark, sent a letter to the General Services Administration requesting its ticket, Gary Johnson and Bill Weld, be allowed to receive the same briefings that both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have already received.
Sarwark told The Washington Times: "The old party candidates have had access to security briefings for weeks now. Gary Johnson is a major party candidate ... and he needs access to the same information as his challengers so the American people can hear his take on a level playing field."