Saturday, 17 April 2021

REVEALED: Anti-Trump Republicans and Squad members have spent up to $70,000 each in campaign funds on guards and multiple security firms after the Capitol riot

 Anti-Trump Republicans and members of the Democrat Squad have used campaign funds to hire extra security guards since the Capitol riot, Federal Election Commission filings have revealed.

GOP Reps. Liz Cheney and Mitt Romney and Senator Pat Toomey have spent thousands on extra precautions since they voted to impeach the former president.

Also spending big on protection are high-profile Democrats in Congress including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rep. Ayanna Pressley and Rep. Eric Swalwell of California – a favorite political target of Trump's.


The lawmakers are ramping up security measures for them and their families as a result of an increase in death threats as the nation reaches 100 days since the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. 

Rep. Liz Cheney, who denounced former President Donald Trump for his role Jan. 6th and voted to impeach him, spent $50,000

Rep. Liz Cheney, who denounced former President Donald Trump for his role Jan. 6th and voted to impeach him, spent $50,000


Authorities opened an investigation in January after a top staffer for Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) said panic buttons were removed from her Capitol office. 

Pressley's disclosure report, reviewed by DailyMail.com, reveals payments to four different security forms – although the total comes out to a relatively modest $4,000 for the last quarter. Most of the payments came after January 6th. Pressley has also obtained additional Capitol Police protection after aides said she received threats.

Topping the list in the GOP column is retiring Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey, who backed Trump's impeachment and who spent nearly $70,000 on security, Punchbowl News reported.    

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), who was the only Republican to vote to convict Trump during his first impeachment and who did so again after the riot, paid $44,000. Romney has been confronted on airplanes in viral videos by critics. 

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), the chair of the Republican Conference, paid $50,000 for security. She, too, is a regular political target of Trump's, and the president has said he plans to endorse a primary opponent against her. 

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'Squad' member Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY) spent $45,000 for security on a trip
Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., hired four security firms, according to her disclosure report. Her top aide says special panic buttons that had been installed in her office were no longer there the day of the riot

'Squad' member Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY) spent $45,000 for security on a trip. Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., hired four security firms, according to her disclosure report. Her top aide says special panic buttons that had been installed in her office were no longer there the day of the riot

Sen. Mitt Romney spent $44,000 on security

Sen. Mitt Romney spent $44,000 on security 

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.)
Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.)

High-profile Democrats and Republicans who backed impeachment forked over campaign funds for security, disclosure reports reveal. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) $44,000, while Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) spent $70,000


New York Rep. John Katko, one of ten House Republicans to vote to impeach Trump, disclosed $20,000 in security payments to a firm called 3 Rings Protection.  

Among Democrats, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), a 'squad' spent $45,000 on security during a single trip to Houston.  

And Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), who took on a high-profile during the first Trump impeachment when he served as an impeachment manager, spent $44,000 on security.

Swalwell  appears to have been targeted by a Chinese intelligence operative named Fang Fang, and provided information to the FBI during an investigation several years ago. 

Much of the surge in security spending comes after the Jan. 6th Capitol riot, which was preceded by President Donald Trump's speech at a 'stop the steal' rally

Much of the surge in security spending comes after the Jan. 6th Capitol riot, which was preceded by President Donald Trump's speech at a 'stop the steal' rally 

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