OpenSecrets data shows that Democrats top the list for the most campaign money spent on private security.
Eight of the ten first-ranked congressmen are Democrats. There’s also a handful associated with gun control programs.
Leading the list compiled by Axios – by far – is Senator Raphael Warnock (D-GA) who spent a whopping $605,900 for personal security in the past year.
Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas is the second highest earner of $364,000 last year. Pat Toomey, a Republican from Pennsylvania is the only one in the top 10, landing 6th.
Warnock is a freshman Georgia senator Jon Ossoff (GA), Sen. Mark Kelly (AZ), Rep. Cori Bus (MO), Rep. Eric Swalwell(CA), Rep. Alexandria Ocasio–Cortez (NY), Senate Joe Manchin (WV), Rep. Mike Levin in (CA).
This is a stunning analysis of from @axios
What is the average amount of Congress members spend on their personal security?
Georgia Freshman @SenatorWarnock spent $600,000 https://t.co/AvmYhMaaMc
— Sean Spicer (@seanspicer) February 16, 2022
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Democrats spend a lot on personal security
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It’s difficult to avoid the obvious hypocrisy involving a list of spending for personal security that is dominated by Democrat lawmakers. Especially when some of them are fierce advocates of stricter gun control laws or “defunding” the police.
Warnock leads the pack, with almost twice his spending on security details as his nearest rival.
During a sermon in 2014, the Georgia Senator mocked “Stand Your Ground” laws designed to protect law-abiding Americans.
“No, it’s not a ‘Stand Your Ground’ law,” Warnock said. “It’s a shoot-first law. Shoot first, ask questions later.”
In the same year, he also discredited pro-gun lawmakers who supported Safe Carry Protection Act.
“You’ve got politicians who go to church every Sunday morning and then walk into that capitol, stand under that gold dome, and come up with the dumbest legislation you can ever imagine,” Warnock said.
“Think about all the crazy people you bump into just on the routine, every week. Some of them are at church, others on your street or job. … Imagine all them people with guns.”
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First Warnock pursues our veterans. Now, we have the Second Amendment.
— NRA (@NRA) November 30, 2020
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Stop funding the police
Other Democrats on the personal security spending list that stand out include staunch ‘defund the police’ advocates Bush and Ocasio-Cortez.
Bush, in an interview with CBS News this past August, argued that it’s not hypocritical for her to spend money on private security while trying to defund the police, telling critics to “suck it up” and suggesting any judgment of her actions means people ‘want her to die.’
“They would rather I die?” she said. “You would rather me die? Is that what you want to see?”
No, we’d rather you not be a raging hypocrite fueled by weapons-grade ignorance. We can start at that point.
“So suck it up,” Bush told viewers adding, “and defunding the police has to happen … We need to defund the police and put that money into social safety nets.”
The Axios report states that she spent $233,000.00 on personal security in the past year.
AOC was a Squad member who spent $83,200 to secure her personal security within the same time frame.
— Just the News (@JustTheNews) September 21, 2021
Ocasio Cortez protested not long ago, when Bill de Blasio (then-New York City Mayor) announced that he would cut $1 billion off the NYPD budget.
“Defunding the police means defunding police,” she said. “It does not mean budget tricks or funny math.”