Democratic members of Congress known as the “Squad” spent roughly $1.2 million in campaign funds on private security despite advocating to defund the police, according to a New York Post review of campaign finance reports.
The “Squad” is composed of left-leaning Democrats, many of whom champion “defund the police” policies along with other progressive agenda items. Missouri Rep. Cori Bush spent more than $730,000, New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez more than $270,000 and Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar more than $125,000, according to the NYP. All three have previously advocated for some form of defunding the police. (RELATED: This Group Of Self-Described Socialists Is Growing In Numbers And Pushing Local Democrats To The Left)
“They’re spending all this money for their security, but they are not worried about the security of their constituents,” Paul Kamenar, counsel to the National Legal and Policy Center, told the NYP.
The “Squad” is a group of 8 far-left Democrats, including Omar, Bush, Ocasio-Cortez, Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley, New York Rep. Jamaal Bowman, Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib, Texas Rep. Greg Casar and Pennsylvania Rep. Summer Lee.