In an effort to lend credence to their false claims that their lives were threatened when protesters peacefully trespassed on Capitol grounds on January 6, Democrats — especially members of “The Squad” — have spent a lot of your money hiring private security firms. Likewise, anti-Trump Republicans have wasted a bunch of money as they attempt to push the image that anyone who backs President Trump is violent and dangerous.
Yahoo News says that the amount spent by each of these people is staggering.
The top Republican spender was Senator Toomey of Pennsylvania, who spent $70,000 on security services, including with the company Fortified Estate, which says it is “The leader in refined ballistic doors, walls and panic rooms.”
Representative Liz Cheney of Wyoming, who gets Capitol security as the secretary of the Republican Conference, paid $50,000 on security.
She voted to impeach Mr Trump and he has vowed to endorse a MAGA primary opponent to try and unseat her.
Mitt Romney, who voted twice to impeach the ex-president, spent $46,000 on a security company that is run by two former FBI agents and a former police officer.
Representative John Katko, one of ten House Republicans to vote to impeach Mr Trump, spent $20,000 with a company called 3 Rings Protection.
Ms Ocasio-Cortez, a New York congresswoman, has been a regular target of Mr Trump, and spent $45,000 on security during a single trip to Houston alone.
California congressman Eric Swalwell, who was an impeachment manager during Mr Trump’s first impeachment, disclosed he spent $44,000 on security with Global Guardian and had a Capitol Police detail.
The money has been spent not just on personnel, but other things — like ballistic walls and panic rooms, apparently:
Trump Derangement Syndrome is very real and it persists long after he is out of office. Trump supporters aren’t the ones rampaging through cities looting and burning. Those are Antifa and BLM, leftist organizations. Trump rallies and conservative protests are generally peaceful. But the Left needs to create an image of violent savages who are out to murder them. It’s the only way they can keep their followers under control. It’s not like the facts are on their side.