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Four radical leftist members of Congress, known as ‘The Squad,” who advocate eliminating public funding for law enforcement, spend thousands of dollars on private security, records show.
According to Federal Election Commission reports, Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Cori Bush (D-MO) spend thousands of dollars on private security each quarter.
Between April 15 and June 28 of this year, Bush alone spent nearly $70,000 of her campaign funds on personal security.
The AOC campaign shelled out at least $4,636 to Tullis Worldwide Protection for ‘security services’ between January and June. That company also offers its services to the royal families of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, according to its website.
Regarding Pressley, reports indicate she spent about $7,500 in total. In the first quarter of 2021, she spent more than $4,000 and more than $3,500 in the second quarter on security expenses. Although a portion of her spending was local, he hired a Virginia firm in January and another Washington, D.C. firm in March.
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Omar was the most frugal, spending only $2,800 in his second quarter. All of her spending was local in St. Paul and near Ramsey, Minnesota.
Bush previously said he will continue to spend thousands of dollars on personal security because he has feared for his life, while constantly reiterating his call to defund the police.
Both Bush and Pressley are sponsors of the People’s Response Act, which seeks to transform the American public safety approach by creating a public safety division within the Department of Health and Human Services.