‘Defund the Police’ Advocate AOC Has Spent Thousands on Personal Security
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spent $4k on ex-black water contractor
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who has championed the 'defund the police' movement, has spent thousands on personal security to a former Blackwater contractor, according to the Federal Election Commission.
At least $4,636 was spent by AOC’s campaign at Tullis Worldwide Protection for "security services" between January and June 2021, the filling reveal.
The Virginia-based company, The Franconia, boasts about clients from royal families of both Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
AOC has been one of the most vocal proponents of the defund the police movement since entering Congress.
"[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," she said in a June 2020 Instagram story.
After New York City defunded a billion dollars from the NYPD, AOC called the measure insufficient.
"Defunding police means defunding police," the congresswoman said in a statement at the time.
Tullis also worked as a bail enforcement officer, according to his LinkedIn profile.
Although he refused to reveal specifics with his contact with AOC, he said he was frequently hired by former military and law enforcement for jobs with VIPs.
"We’re not hiring social workers," he laughed.
Blackwater was a private military company founded by Erik Prince, a billionaire, and former Navy Seal.
In 2007, Blackwater agents took part in the Nisour Square massacre, leaving 17 Iraqi civilians dead.
In 2014 four agents were convicted of various counts of murder, manslaughter, and weapons charges.
Trump pardoned them all in 2020.
"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?" veteran Democratic strategist Jon Reinish told The Post.
"Everyone says Blackwater, and they think guys running and gunning and killing overseas, but that’s just not the true story," Tullis said, calling his own work in those days "common everyday security stuff."
Earlier this month, Neon Nettle reported Democrats spent millions in taxpayer money to pay for private security while promoting the "defund the police" movement.
Democratic mayors in approximately 20 U.S. cities took huge sums of taxpayer funds to pay for their own personal security after slashing police budgets and triggering a crime wave.
New data compiled by Forbes auditor Open the Books, through Freedom of Information Act requests, exposes the hypocritical spending.For example, in the city of Chicago, $17.3 million was spent between 2015 and 2020 to guard "unnamed city officials."