New Statement of Disbursements of the House records show that Pressley spent $63,000 of her Member Representational Allowance on “security service” in 2021. She spent about $28,000 between Oct. 1, 2021 and Dec. 31, 2021, and another $35,000 between May 2021 and August 2021, according to the Daily Caller.
The records did not specify which kinds of “security services” Pressley was paying for.
House GOP Caucus Chairwoman Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., slammed Pressley for hypocritically spending her congressional allowance on private security while trying to take away police protection from the rest of the country.
“Ayanna Pressley and her fellow Squad members have repeatedly called for our police to be defunded while simultaneously paying top dollar for their own private security with taxpayer funds. All while violent crime rates are surging across our cities,” Stefanik said in a statement.
“Pressley and the rest of the Squad want police for them but not for us. Democrats are the party of elitist hypocrites.”
Pressley isn’t the only “Squad” member who has shelled out for private security officers while trashing police officers and other civil servants. Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mass., spent more than $200,000 on private security last year, spending $65,000 on security services in the last financial quarter of 2021 alone.
Each of these members has advocated for defunding the police. Pressley, specifically, has demanded that Congress pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act as well as The BREATHE Act, which calls for the total elimination of federal law enforcement agencies and reduction of state and local policing.