It’s no secret that New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a hypocrite but this might take it to a new level. New filings by the Federal Election Commission show that AOC shelled out thousands of dollars to a former Blackwater security contractor after advocating to defund the police.
According to the New York Post, Ocasio-Cortez, who has been a vocal proponent of defunding the police, had her campaign pay at least $4,636 for “security services” to Tullis Worldwide Protection.
Since she arrived in Congress, Ocasio-Cortez has insisted that shifting resources out of police departments and into communities is the best way to help those struggling.
“[Suburban] communities have lower crime rates not because they have more police but because they have more resources to support healthy society in a way that reduces crime,” Ocasio-Cortez said in a 2020 social media post.
Veteran Democratic strategist Jon Reinish said of Ocasio-Cortez, known popularly as AOC, that “out of one corner of her mouth she is attacking the police and out of the other she is hiring cops who have gone private to protect her. So AOC, which is it?”
According to reports from Newsmax, the money AOC paid Tullis is only the tip of the iceberg. Reportedly, her campaign in 2021 paid $34,000 for security with the majority sum, $28,498, being paid to Three Bridges, LLC.