(Slay News) – Radical anti-police Democrat Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) is continuing to spend thousands of dollars in taxpayer money on private security, financial filings have revealed.
Newly released Statement of Disbursements of the House records show Pressley, who repeatedly campaigns to defund the police, spends tens of thousands in tax dollars on her own personal security.
The news comes after this time last year, Pressley and her fellow members of the far-left Democratic “Squad” were caught using campaign cash to pay for private security.
Between January and March 2022, Pressley spent $14,000 of her Member Representational Allowance (MRA) on “security service,” according to the new Statement of Disbursements of the House records.
“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.”
In 2021, Pressley spent $63,000 of her MRA on “security service”— spending $28,000 between Oct. 1, 2021, and Dec. 31, 2021, and $35,000 between May 2021 and August 2021.
The payments showed 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.
In a June 2020 interview with TIME, Pressley said she supports efforts to defund police departments.
It is “about the investment in our communities which have historically been divested from,” she insisted.
During Democrat President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address, he mentioned America should be funding police departments not defunding them.
The comments broke with many far-left Democrats in Congress like Pressley.