Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) was called out by former police officer Tom Homan who demanded she defunds her own protection before she calls for the defunding of police departments around the nation.
Homan said during a speech at Saturday’s pro-cop “We Back Blue” event in D.C. that, “She [AOC] says we should defund the police, and we should all make sacrifices. Okay. So lead by example. Let’s take the law enforcement officers that provide them 24/7 law enforcement security. If they want to take protection away from the American people in their communities, lead by example.”
AOC and other prominent Democrats have been vocal about their support for defunding police. All of them are protected by law enforcement.
American citizens benefit from police departments that combat crime rates as much as politicians who enjoy the protection of the men and women in blue.
Homan is right to call those same politicians out and demand they sacrifice before American citizens sacrifice.
Perhaps legislation should be considered that would require politicians to fund their own protection from their own paychecks.
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