Last year, The Drill Down examined the blatant hypocrisy in so-called “Squad members” calling to “Defund the Police,” while privately beefing up their own personal security details. You see, they don’t want you and I to have protection, but they need it —especially with all the crime about. We covered this in our article Champagne Socialists: Squad Members Dine with Elite, Enjoy Private Security Details, if you’re interested.
This week, Speaker Nancy Pelosi finally got her House in order and managed to vote on additional protections for Supreme Court Justices and their families; 24-hour protection —round the clock, that’s the new norm. And just in time, too —the assassination attempt on Justice Brett Kavanaugh may be the first of similar-type incidents.
The vote to protect the SCOTUS Justices went down 396-27 —and all 27 “nay” votes were from a Squad-heavy group of Democrats. I know, I know —I’m as shocked as you are (little sarcasm there).
Just a cursory look at the list of naysayers, and you’ll find the usual suspects: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Cori Bush (D-MO), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI). The Sucide Squad, determined to tank their own party, reporting for duty.
Now these Reps didn’t want security for SCOTUS Justices after a very real assassination attempt. Quick reminder…
AOC (D-NY) spent more than $35,000 on private security outside her burrough last year; Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) spent at least $7,500; Cori Bush (D-MI) paid personal security firms $70,000 from her campaign funds; and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) spent a few thousand in 2021 while simultaneously denigrating police departments.
But Justice Kavanaugh and his family? 27 nays.
According to The New York Post, Kavanaugh’s would-be attacker “was arrested outside Kavanaugh’s home in Montgomery County, Maryland, where he had shown up with a backpack and suitcase containing a Glock 17 pistol, ammunition, a knife, tactical gear, pepper spray and other items, including zip ties, a hammer, a screwdriver and duct tape.”
The hypocrisy would be absolutely abhorrent if it wasn’t so darn predictable. Of course AOC and her cohorts were going to vote no —it’s built into their brand and they have an unparalleled deficiency in the areas of empath and decency. These are candidates that are little more than Twitter mobs personified.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., boasted in an Instagram video on Saturday about initially blocking the bill.
“I wake up this morning and I start to hear murmurs that there is going to be an attempt to pass the Supreme Court supplemental protection bill the day after gun safety legislation for schools and kids and people is stalled,” she said in the video. “Oh, so we can pass protections for us and here easily, right? But we can’t pass protections for everyday people?” she continued. “I think not.”
Yuck. Don’t you have a Mean Girls audition to get to?