Report: ‘Defund The Police’ Advocate AOC Spent Thousands On Private Security From Ex-Blackwater Contractor
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC), a staunch advocate for the ‘defund the police’ movement, has spent thousands of dollars on private security in 2021.
Federal Election Commission records show that Ocasio-Cortez pumped out at least $4,636 to Tullis Worldwide Protection for “security services.”
According to the New York Post, Tullis is owned by Devin Tullis, a former Blackwater contractor “whose other clients include the royal families of both Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.”
Veteran Democratic strategist Jon Reinish hinted to The Post that AOC’s actions were hypocritical.
“Out of one corner of her mouth she is attacking the police and out of the other she is hiring cops who have gone private to protect her,” Reinish said.
“So AOC, which is it?”
Fierce ‘defund the police’ supporter AOC spends tens of thousands on personal security, including ex-Blackwater contractor: report https://t.co/JB6jvQLmPV
— TheBlaze (@theblaze) July 31, 2021
AOC Spends Thousands On Private Security
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AOC spending thousands of dollars on private security is one thing. Spending it on a contractor associated with the Iraq War seems next-level for the ‘defund the police,’ ‘defund the military’ Squad member.
Blackwater Security was a private military company contracted by the United States government to provide security services in Iraq.
In 2007, employees with the security contractor shot at Iraqi civilians, killing 17 and injuring 20 in Nisour Square, Baghdad, while escorting a U.S. embassy convoy.
Four of them were tried and convicted in 2014 – one for murder, three for manslaughter – in 2014, but were pardoned by former President Donald Trump.
This is true.
Here is AOC’s FEC disclosures.
— Esha K (@eshaLegal) July 31, 2021
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) has explicitly and frequently argued in favor of the ‘defund the police’ movement.
She complained just last year when New York City mayor Bill de Blasio announced he had cut $1 billion from the NYPD budget.
“Defunding the police means defunding police,” she said. “It does not mean budget tricks or funny math.”
AOC was called out by the Washington Post in 2018 for posting about out-of-control Pentagon spending using slightly massaged numbers to create a false impression.
MOMENTS AGO: Press Sec. Kayleigh McEnany slams Rep. AOC discussing uptick in NYC violence: “You have Rep. Ocasio-Cortez saying this is just because people are trying to get food with their families.” pic.twitter.com/SREtVGwZtF
— The Hill (@thehill) July 13, 2020
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AOC isn’t the only one to spend thousands on private security even as she tries to defund the police.
According to documents compiled in a ‘Statement of Disbursements in the House,’ Representative Cori Bush (D-MO) spent thousands on private security, including a company called RSAT Security Consulting, LLC.
According to the Daily Caller, RSAT Security has an Instagram page that features “photos of police officers, military members, and members of the Secret Service.”
NEW: Rep. Cori Bush Wants To ‘Defund The Police’ But Spent Taxpayer Money On Private Security For Herself
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— Henry Rodgers (@henryrodgersdc) June 2, 2021
According to her April Quarterly 2021 financial report, Bush utilized a similarly named security consulting firm three other times: $7743.75 on February 17th, 2021, $5,812.00 on February 26th, 2021, and $2,456.25 on March 15th, 2021.
Federal Election Commission (FEC) records showed that Representatives Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) also spent thousands to protect themselves.
The Political Insider last week reported that Democratic mayors in about 20 cities have spent millions in tax dollars for their own private security even as they promoted ‘defund the police’ actions.
They want a world where private security is a luxury for themselves, but a well-funded police force for your protection is unattainable.
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