(RoyalPatriot.com )- Members of far-left Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “squad” reportedly spent thousands of dollars paying for their own private security even as they were calling for the defunding of the police…and even the total abolishment of the police.
The shocking revelation reveals how the congresswomen either aren’t serious about their plans or believe that only rich people should be able to protect themselves.
Federal Election Commission records show how New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Missouri Rep. Cori Bush, Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, and Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley have slowly built up their own expensive private security teams.
Those security teams have been used as the congresswomen travel the nation and deliver speeches virtually about abolishing the police over instances of police officers shooting black criminals. The legislators argue that “institutional racism” within the police – which is a loosely defined term with no real evidence – is reason enough to stop Americans of all races from being able to rely on police departments for protection.
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez is the most prominent member of the “squad,” and criticized the $1 billion cuts for the New York City police department – not because it would be dangerous, but because it simply doesn’t go far enough.
“Funding police means defunding police,” she insisted in a statement. “It does not mean budget tricks or funny math. It does not mean moving school police officers from the NYPD budget to the Department of Education’s budget so the exact same police remain in schools.”
So, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez doesn’t want police protecting people at schools…but she does think that taxpayers should fork out huge sums for her own private security team.
According to the filings from the FEC, Ocasio-Cortez spent $3,000 per month in January, February, and March, on a security consultant based in Brooklyn, New York. Then, on January 25 of this year, she spent a total of $24,279.13 on security, and a further $3,986.60 on “security services.”
On February 2, she also spent $849.22 on “security services” and then on February 25, she spent $1,552.50 on “security detail in Houston.”
Omar also spent $66.97 on security on January 20, $202.70 on January 29, $66.97 on security on February 19, $2,700 on February 26, and $66.97 on March 16.
This was despite saying on CNN in June 2020 that “you can’t really reform a department that is rotten to the root.”
Unless the “squad” proposes that every American citizen will have “free” security detail…how are they not hypocrites?