(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- The far-left “Squad” of socialist Democrats in Congress almost stopped the passing of a new Capitol security bill on Thursday. The bill will cost $1.9 billion and gives Congress further resources for security, but Democrat Reps. Cori Bush, Ayanna Pressley, and Ilhan Omar refused to support it over objections to policing in America.
The new legislation is inherently flawed from the start, but it’s not the reason why the “Squad” opposed it. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi backed the legislation as part of an overhaul at the Capitol that protects members of Congress. Her efforts, however, are widely seen as partisan theatre designed to create the illusion that Republican voters are a threat to the security of Democrats and elected members of Congress.
It stems from claims after the January 6, D.C. riots that teams of extremists operated a “capture and assassinate” plot. Those claims, however, were walked back by the FBI and authorities within a matter of days.
There is “ “no direct evidence of kill and capture teams” the FBI confirmed on January 15.
The issue that these three Democrats had with the new legislation, however, was that it supports the policing system in America.
Pressley, Bush, and Omar released a statement on Thursday saying that there must be a “comprehensive investigation and response” into the Capitol Hill riot, which they called an “attack” on democracy. They insisted that the investigation must address the “root cause of the insurrection: white supremacy” – an unsubstantiated claim that undermines the entire point of an investigation.
“This bill prioritizes more money for a broken system that has long upheld and protected the white supremacist violence we saw on display that day,” the statement added.
If you were wondering where Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib were on this vote, they voted “present.” It means they didn’t oppose it, but they also didn’t throw their support behind it.
Regardless, the bill passed, and Pelosi now has a further $2 billion to spend on security that probably isn’t even necessary.