May 23, 2022

Rep. Ayanna Pressley spent over $60,000 in campaign dollars for protection while pushing to defund the police

Democratic Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley reportedly spent thousands of taxpayers’ dollars on private security.

According to The Daily Caller, the representative who has consistently pushed to defund the police has been using her donor’s dollars to protect herself while pushing for fewer funds for those who protect her donors.

The publication outlined Statement of Disbursements of the House records, which the Daily Caller reviewed and disseminated to come to their conclusion.

“The Daily Caller first reported in April 2021 that Pressley and members of the far-left group in Congress called “the Squad” spent thousands of campaign funds on private security,” the DC reported.

“The payments show the money was directed to Alisa Tatarian, who is a Financial Administrator at the U.S. House of Representatives. It is not clear how that money was finally spent. The Daily Caller contacted Tatarian as well as Pressley’s office several times about the money that was spent on “security service,” to which they did not respond.”

The new Statement of Disbursements of the House records shows that Pressley spent $63,000 of her Member Representational Allowance (MRA) on “security service” in 2021 with $28,000 of that sum between Oct. 1, 2021, and Dec. 31, 2021, and $35,000 between May 2021 and August 2021.

“The Member’s Representational Allowance (MRA) is intended for individual member offices’ expenditures and receipts during a single legislative year,” the House government website states.

“The MRA is funded through fiscal year appropriations and authorized annually by the Committee on House Administration (CHA). It is non-transferable between legislative years.”

Republican New York Rep. Elise Stefanik called out Pressley, saying she wants police for herself and not the rest of Americans in a statement to the Daily Caller.

“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. Pressley and the rest of the Squad want police for them but not for us. Democrats are the party of elitist hypocrites and defunding the police. The American people know this, and that is why this November there will be a red tsunami,” the House GOP Chairwoman said.

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