It’s been revealed that “defund the police” advocate Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez paid thousands to a former Blackwater contractor for personal security.
According to a review of Federal Election Commission records, Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign dropped at least $4,636 at Tullis Worldwide Protection for “security services” between January and June 2021, the New York Post reported.
The Franconia is a Virginia-based company owned by Devin Tullis, who was also a bail enforcement officer. According to his website, his other clients include the royal families of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Tullis did not entertain questions on the specifics of his contract with the congresswoman, but he mentioned that he frequently hired former military and law enforcement for protection jobs with VIPs. He noted the gig wasn’t for the faint of heart. Laughing, he said to the Post: “We’re not hiring social workers.” read more