New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley, and Missouri Rep. Cori Bush — collectively known as “the Squad” — are among the primary supporters of the “defund the police” movement.
AOC has been especially visible and vocal in her opposition to funding police departments.
“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.”
And yet, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez spent more than $9,000 on “security” from one company according to an investigation by the Daily Caller.
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.”