Democrat New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hired private security but has backed the defund police movement.
New York Post reports:
AOC’s campaign dropped at least $4,636 at Tullis Worldwide Protection for “security services” between January and June of this year according to the filings.
AOC has been among the most vocal proponents of the defund the police movement since coming to Congress, and has insisted the idea would turn blighted communities into suburban paradises.
"Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez paid thousands for personal security to a former Blackwater contractor, a review of Federal Election Commission records shows."https://t.co/XV2pwQbTlm
— Zaid Jilani (@ZaidJilani) July 31, 2021
Fellow House members of Ocasio-Cortez also hired private security while advocating defunding the police.
Fox News reports:
The group of progressive, Democratic congresswomen including Reps. Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Cori Bush of Missouri, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan have voiced their support for measures to reduce police spending and allocate those funds toward other community services in an effort to curb police violence.
Critics commented on social media.
Rep. ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ paid THOUSANDS for personal security to a former Blackwater contractor
She has been among the most vocal proponents to Defund the Police movement since coming to Congress – This hypocrite would be the first to call cops if she was in any trouble!
— charles benjamin (@chaleeboh3131) August 2, 2021
— Ken Gordon 😎 (@kengordon) August 1, 2021
Defunding the police will make communities less safe and more vulnerable to crime.
Ocasio-Cortez and other Democrats in support of defunding the police while hiring private security for themselves is the ultimate example of hypocrisy and a total disregard for the safety of law-abiding citizens.