Stacey Abrams Spends Six-Figures for Security Services, While Advocating ‘Defund the Police’ – Opinion

Stacey Abrams is an anti-policing member and Georgia governor candidate. She seems to be spending lots of money on herself while trying to reduce security funding for others.

The New York Post reports that Abrams has spent more than $500,000 in security services over the past 12 months.

On the campaign trail, Abrams’ opponent, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp and his campaign team have accused Abrams of supporting the movement to defund police, as she is part of the anti-policing foundation. Tate Mitchell, Kemp’s press secretary, told the Post:

“While she tries to run from her record of supporting — and profiting from — the defund the police movement, Governor Kemp will continue to stand with the men and women in law enforcement that keep our communities safe.”

Governor Kemp told Fox News Digital that as she champions the defund police movement, she also pays more for private security “than her liberal pals in Congress”:

“Despite being the faces of the far-left movement demonizing police across the country, even the Squad falls short of Stacey Abrams’ double standard … Abrams champions – and continues to profit from – the ‘Defund the Police’ movement, while also paying more than her liberal pals in Congress for private security,” he added. “Abrams’ dangerous agenda and outrageous hypocrisy put herself ahead of the safety and security of Georgia families.”

Abrams does not hold public office, yet she has spent more than the “Squad” members on this. According to Fox News Digital, the Federal Election Commission records showed that the six members of the “Squad” spent more than $325,000 on private security.

Democrats, who support defunding the police and pay hundreds of thousands to secure their security, continue to act hypocritically. A big chunk of the “Squad” spending money on private security came from Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO), who spent more than $300,000 on private security–while she has continuously wanted to defund the police.

Tate Mitchell slammed Abrams’ hypocrisy in a statement to Fox News Digital:

“Stacey Abrams’ jaw-dropping hypocrisy knows no limits. While she tries to run from her record of supporting – and profiting from – the Defund the Police movement, Governor Kemp will continue to stand with the men and women in law enforcement that keep our communities safe.” 

Abrams, Bush and other people can protect themselves with security. A police officer or the department that they work for is their protection. Every public figure should be safe. But, any public figure who has private security or pays for security services shouldn’t advocate to cut funding for the police. They should instead strive to make their neighborhoods and communities safer by working together with officers and law enforcement.

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