‘Defund the police’ Democrats spent big on private security last year: Report

Why is it that radical demagogues in the Democratic party never want to live with the consequences of their reckless policies?

According to a Fox News report, some of the biggest advocates of defunding the police, such as ‘Squad’ leader Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), spent tens of thousands of dollars on private security last year — a massive blow to the Squad’s credibility. 

Big spenders

The biggest spender was Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO), who spent more than $200,000 total in 2021 for private protection, according to Federal Election Commission (FEC) records.

The first-term lawmaker, who made waves last year by cheering on a prison riot, has said that defunding police “has to happen.”

When asked to explain how she could reconcile her anti-police views with her lifestyle, Bush said, “I’m going to make sure I have security because I know I have had attempts on my life, and I have too much work to do.”

Ocasio-Cortez, who has dismissed concern with the nation’s rampant crime problem as “hysteria,” spent $75,000 on private security in 2021. New York, where AOC’s district is located, has received attention lately over a series of depraved murders, including a double killing of police officers.

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) spent over $30,000 on private security, despite calling to abolish the police department in Minneapolis, the epicenter of the 2020 “mostly peaceful” George Floyd riots.

Police for me, but not for thee

According to the Daily Mail, voters rejected an Omar-backed proposal in November to “reimagine safety” by replacing the city’s police department.

Minneapolis voted to slash its police budget in 2020, but like other cities that defunded police, it has since raised spending as the violent aftermath of the BLM uprising continues to victimize innocent Americans.

Organized shoplifting in broad daylight, train robberies, and random, unprovoked killing are just some of the blessings that Democrats have bequeathed to America with their soft spot for criminals.

Clearly, they don’t want to live in the Third World dystopia that their policies created. But hypocrisy is a feature of their class. How “diverse” are the neighborhoods of the “equity” pushers? Do they support open borders in their own backyards? Do the mask lunatics cover their faces at their exclusive parties?

One could go on and on, but there’s no need to belabor the point. Clearly, AOC and the rest of her corrupt political class are not against police in principle. They’re just against police for the ordinary people they pretend to champion.

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