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FIRST ON FOX: Republican Republic of California Darrell Issa criticized both House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, and “Squad” Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, DNY, for blocking a bill to protect Supreme Court justices and their families from the police.
Issa set Pelosi and Ocasio-Cortez on fire as the bill stalled in the House after passing the Senate unanimously last month, chasing the couple for preventing House members from “voting their conscience.”
“The House legislation I wrote has already passed the Senate 100-0 and I don’t know a single congressman who will end up opposing it,” Issa said in a press release first obtained from Fox News Digital. “It is surprising that President Pelosi and AOC not only block this bill, but also boast about it on social media.”
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“That’s enough. President Biden, President Pelosi, Senator Schumer and the AOC must tell their storm troops to stop breaking the law and stop threatening people in their homes,” Issa continued. “And President Pelosi should let my fellow Democrats vote their conscience on this fundamental bill.”
“This essential security has to happen before anyone is killed, because it almost happened last week,” the California Republican added.
Issa’s statement came Monday, two days after Ocasio-Cortez touted his blocking of the bill that didn’t see a single “no” in the Senate, even from the top Democrat, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York.
“Closing days are also days of maximum jokes by the party leadership, both the Democratic and Republican leadership”, Ocasio-Cortez he said in an Instagram Live video on Saturday.
“I wake up this morning and begin to hear murmurs that there will be an attempt to pass the Supreme Court’s Supplementary Protection Bill the day after the deadlock in gun safety legislation for schools, children and people,” he said. said.
“Oh, so we can pass protections for us and here easily, right? But can’t we pass protections for ordinary people?” the New York Democrat continued. “I do not think so.”
Ocasio-Cortez and his fellow “Squad” members actively pushed the “defund the police” rhetoric while simultaneously paying thousands of dollars in campaign funds for private security forces.
Representative Cori Bush, D-Mo. and other far-left “Squad” members collectively spent over $ 325,000 on private security in 2021 despite promoting the “defund the police” movement during the 2020 George Floyd riots, according to the Electoral Commission (FEC) Federal Record. reviewed by Fox News Digital.
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While Bush spent by far the most money on private security in 2021 compared to other Democrats on the “team,” some of the others still spent tens of thousands of dollars. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, DNY, spent about $ 9,800 during the fourth quarter and less than $ 75,000 in total in 2021, making it the second largest expense in the “Squad” for private security.
Neither Ocasio-Cortez’s nor Pelosi’s offices immediately responded to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.
The bill in question is the Supreme Court Police Equality Law, passed in the Senate but slowed down in the House. He would give the judges his own police details, similar to the president’s secret service.
Currently, the House and Senate are in talks on the bill, with House Democrats wanting to amend the bill to provide Supreme Court employees with police protections, which would include the employee who leaked the ruling. abortion that sparked protests outside the homes of the judges.
Despite last week’s alleged assassination attempt of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh by a 26-year-old leftist and subsequent continuing protests in favor of being picked out of his home and other judges, Pelosi shelved the bill until to this week.
Democrats in the House are trying to negotiate with Senator John Cornyn, R-Texas, to include an amendment granting police protection to Supreme Court employees, but so far all the negotiations have done is put the bill into law. limbo.
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The standoff also fueled the ire of the Republican Party, whose members set fire to the House of Democrats for rejecting the Supreme Court’s police protection bill.
President Biden has yet to speak personally about the alleged assassination attempt.
Fox News Digital’s Cameron Cawthorne contributed to the reporting.