A Democrat who has pushed hard to defund police departments around the country has spent thousands of dollars on private security to protect herself from criminals.
The Daily Caller first broke the news, reporting that Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., spent thousands of taxpayer dollars on private security.
From the Daily Caller:
According to the new Statement of Disbursements of the House records, Pressley spent $63,000 of her Member Representational Allowance (MRA) on “security service” in 2021 — spending $28,000 between Oct. 1, 2021 and Dec. 31, 2021 and $35,000 between May 2021 and August 2021.
The payments show the money was directed to Alisa Tatarian, who is a Financial Administrator at the U.S. House of Representatives. It is not clear how that money was finally spent. The Daily Caller contacted Tatarian as well as Pressley’s office several times about the money that was spent on “security service,” to which they did not respond.
— Nicole Malliotakis (@NMalliotakis) March 7, 2022
Rep. Pressley is not the first Defund Democrat caught in this kind of hypocrisy. Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo, one of several Democrats to call for defunding police, reportedly spent $325,000 on private security.
“You would rather me die?” she said when asked about the issue by CBS. “Is that what you want to see? You want to see me die?”