VP Joe Biden collecting rent from the Secret Service

August 3, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Vice President Joe Biden has been collecting rent from the Secret Service agents assigned to protect him.

The Los Angeles Times reports that Biden spends many weekends and some week days at his Delaware home and the Secret Service travels with him. He also owns a cottage next door - and when the most recent tenant left, Biden offered it to his bodyguards.

The renting price is $2,200 a month. Biden says that's the same rent as the previous tenant. The vice president has collected more than $13,000 in rent so far this year.

KGO-TV SAN FRANCISCO, CA contributed to this report.