Defund the Police? Here’s How Much “The Squad” is Spending on Private Security
You’d think after convicting Derek Chauvin of “murder” in George Floyd’s 2020 fentanyl overdose that BLM and the Democrat Party would simmer down. But that didn’t work. They’re even angrier now than they were last week and are calling even louder for defunding or abolishing the police. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and the rest of the dunces in The Squad have gotten especially ear-screeching. Abolishing your police department really isn’t a big deal for them. And you’ll see why when you read about how much they’re all spending on their own private armed security to protect them.
Someone pored through the Federal Elections Commission filings of the Squad’s members. That’s public information that you can easily access yourself online, at the FEC’s website. Let’s check out the numbers.
AOC has been regaling the millions of people who adore her on social media about how policing is racist, and it needs to be abolished completely. After Pothead Bill DeBlasio cut the NYPD’s budget by a billion dollars last year, AOC complained that it wasn’t enough. She called it a “budget trick.”
According to her FEC filings, AOC has been paying $5,000 a month for private security services since last May. She paid a big bill for $25,000 for security in January of this year. When she took a trip to Houston – which is far away from her New York district – during the February ice storms, she paid $1,500 for an armed bodyguard to escort her. Another bill that she paid on January 19th was for about $4,000 for more security.
In total, Alexandria has paid nearly $30,000 for private armed security in 2021 so far.
Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) introduced a bill in Congress this year that would defund police departments across the country entirely, and instead would give the money to black Americans for reparations. She hates the police with a burning passion, obviously.
Pressley’s FEC filings show that she’s spent $4,200 on private security so far this year, split between firms in Massachusetts, Virginia and Washington, DC.
Another familiar name from the squad is Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), who is inexplicably still a Member of Congress. Despite the fact that she married her own brother to allegedly commit immigration fraud, student loan fraud and some other crimes, and investigations by the Department of Education, the INS and the FBI, she’s never been arrested or kicked out of office. Nor has she faced any sort of consequence for calling for white genocide in America three years ago in a speech, or for having her campaign staff literally hand cash to voters to pay for their mail-in ballots in a Project Veritas video last year.
But whatever. She says police are racist and blah-blah-blah.
According to Rep. Omar’s FEC filings, she’s paid $3,100 for private armed security services so far in 2021. Here’s an interesting tidbit about that. She only pays for security when she’s in her home district in Minnesota. Ilhan Omar doesn’t feel safe from her own constituents. She hasn’t paid for any armed guards in DC. I guess she thinks the razor wire fence, thousands of National Guard troops, and Capitol police officers who are allowed to shoot unarmed Trump supporters in the neck and murder them is enough to protect her when she’s in DC.
Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) is the most newly minted member of AOC’s Squad. Bush was a former Black Lives Matter organizer in Missouri. As an open communist, she just might be the most radical Member of Congress ever elected in the United States. And she’s been on a heck of a spending spree all year when it comes to private armed security.
The Missouri congresswoman’s full-time security is handled by a firm from California, which she’s paying $5,000 a month. She paid another $1,500 for some backup security from a company in Maryland in January. In February and March, she also paid $7,700 and $8,200 to two separate private security firms in New York City.
In Q1 of 2021, this brand-new Member of Congress has spent $32,000 on private armed security to protect her. That’s a year’s salary for a deputy sheriff in a lot of parts of the country. As they dedicate their lives to wrecking the country they’re supposed to be representing, The Squad sure does seem worried about their own personal safety.