“The Squad” Spends Thousands on Private Security While Pushing “Defund Police”
Henry Rodgers | DailyCaller
‘The Squad’ Pushes To ‘Defund The Police’ While Spending Thousands On Private Security To Protect Themselves.
Members of the progressive-Democrat group in Congress called “the Squad” who have been pushing to defund the police, spent thousands of dollars on private security for themselves, according to Federal Election Commission (FEC) records reviewed by the Daily Caller.
“Defunding police means defunding police,” Ocasio-Cortez said 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.”
During a June 2020 Instagram live, Ocasio-Cortez said America would look like a suburb if the police lost funding across the country.
“Affluent white communities already live in a world where they choose to fund youth, health, housing etc more than they fund police,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
In January, February, and March of 2021, Ocasio-Cortez spent $3,000 per month on a security consultant based out of Brooklyn, New York. Records show she spent a total of $9,000 for 3 months of security consulting from this one company.
On Jan. 25, 2021, Ocasio-Cortez spent $24,279.13 on “security.”
On Jan. 19, 2021, she spent $3,986.60 on “security services.”
On Feb. 2., Ocasio-Cortez spent $849.22 on “security services.”
On Feb. 25, Ocasio-Cortez spent $1552.50 at 24 & 7 Security & Investigation, Inc., which her office said was for a “security detail in Houston.”
Omar, who also supports defunding the police, spent $3,103.61 on her own security in her state of Minnesota, according to her April Quarterly 2021 financial report:
On Jan. 20, 2021, Omar spent $66.97 on “Security Services.”
On Jan. 29, 2021, Ilhan Omar spent $202.70 on Security “Services.”
On Feb. 19, 2021, Ilhan Omar spent $66.97 on “Security Services.”
On Feb. 26, 2021, Omar spent $2,700 on “Security Services.”
On March 16, 2021, Ilhan Omar spent $66.97 on “Security Services.”
In a June 2020 appearance on CNN, when Omar was asked about defunding the police she said the system could not be reformed.
“You can’t really reform a department that is rotten to the root. What you can do is rebuild,” Omar said. “No one is saying crimes will not be investigated.”