Stacey Abrams sees herself as a big target for those who don’t like her. But at the same time she busied herself advocating for “defund the police” causes, she was spending over $1.2 million on private security for her own protection.
In other words, she believes in hiring armed good guys to ensure her own safety while advocating for less protection for the little people in her home state of Georgia.
Governor Abrams wouldn’t be the first advocate for gun control who hired their own private security. For instance, Melinda Gates employs presidential-grade security details. So too do made members of “The Squad.”
According to the New York Post, prominent police defunders and civilian disarmament advocates AOC, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Cori Bush are among the biggest spenders on private security.
It’s a tight race among “defund the police” Democrats in this year’s chutzpah Olympics, but New York representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other House members of “the Squad” are well-positioned to take home the gold. Fully embracing the politics of “good for thee, but not for me,” AOC, Minnesota’s Ilhan Omar, Massachusetts’s Ayanna Pressley, and the newest Squad member, Missouri’s Cori Bush, are among the most vocal advocates for defunding — while also being, according to Federal Election Commission reports, among the biggest spenders on personal security.
Shannon Watts, the hoplophobic doyenne of Moms Demand Action, also hires good guys with guns while advocating for stripping Americans of their gun rights. Amazingly, she even recently accused pro-gun activists as saying the real reason they hate her because she’s a woman.
It’s starting to get old ignoring the very obvious, strange, and deranged sexual frustrations that underpin the Republican fixation on me, women,& LGBT+ people in general.
These people clearly need therapy, won’t do it, and use politics as their outlet instead. It’s really weird
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) December 31, 2021
So is anyone really surprised Stacey Abrams spent big bucks on bodyguards for herself?
From Breitbart . . .
The political action committee aligned with Georgia’s gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams spent more than $1.2 million on private security in 2021 despite the founder’s push to defund the police in the past, according to a report.
Fair Fight PAC, a committee to “fight” voter suppression created by Abrams in 2018 after she lost the gubernatorial campaign to Gov. Brian Kemp and refused to concede, claiming there was voter suppression, spent more than over $1.2 million for private security last year, according to Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings reviewed by Fox News.
The report noted that the PAC used an Atlanta-based private security firm called Executive Protection Agencies (EPA Security) and paid them more than $550,000 from July 2021 and November 2021, which totaled over $1.2 million throughout last year. However, while the Abrams-founded PAC spends over a million dollars on private security, Abrams herself has supported the defund the police movement.
Abrams won’t be the last gun control advocate to ensure their safety with private armed security. In fact, most of professional gun control promoters either carry their own guns or hire others to carry them.