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Issa slams AOC and Pelosi over blocking SCOTUS safety bill: ‘It’s amazing’

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FIRST ON FOX: California Republican Representative Darrell Issa criticized both House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, and “Squad” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, DN.Y., for blocking a bill to grant Supreme Court justices and their families with police protection.

Issa torched Pelosi and Ocasio-Cortez as the bill remains stalled in the House after unanimously passing the Senate last month, suing the couple for blocking House members from “voting their conscience”.

“The House legislation I drafted has already passed the Senate 100-0 and I don’t know a single member of Congress who will end up opposing it,” Issa said in a press release obtained for the first time by Fox News Digital. “It’s amazing that Speaker Pelosi and the AOC are not only blocking this bill, but also bragging about it on social media.”

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In this Sept. 26, 2019, file photo, Republican Congressman Darrell Issa speaks during a press conference in El Cajon, California.

In this Sept. 26, 2019, file photo, Republican Congressman Darrell Issa speaks during a press conference in El Cajon, California.
(AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

“Enough. President Biden, President Pelosi, Senator Schumer and the AOC need to tell their shock troops to stop breaking the law and stop threatening people back home,” Issa continued. “And Speaker Pelosi should let my fellow Democrats vote their conscience on this vital bill.”

“This critical safety needs to happen before anyone gets killed – because it almost happened last week,” the California Republican added.

Issa’s statement came Monday, two days after Ocasio-Cortez touted his blocking of the bill that didn’t see a single “no” vote in the Senate – even from the top Democrat, the House leader. majority in the Senate Chuck Schumer of New York.

“Leaving days are also days of maximum jinks from party leadership, from both Democratic and Republican Party leadership,” Ocasio-Cortez said. said in an Instagram Live video on Saturday.

“I wake up this morning and I’m starting to hear whispers that there’s going to be an attempt to pass the Supreme Court’s Extra Protection Bill the day after gun safety legislation is blocked. for schools, children and people,” she said.

“Oh, so we can pass wards for us and here easily, right? But we can’t pass wards for ordinary people?” continued the New York Democrat. “I do not think so.”

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is joined on stage by Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (I-VT) during the Climate Crisis Summit at Drake University on November 9, 2019 in Des Moines, Iowa .

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is joined on stage by Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (I-VT) during the Climate Crisis Summit at Drake University on November 9, 2019 in Des Moines, Iowa .
(Stephen Maturity/Getty Images)

Ocasio-Cortez and fellow ‘Squad’ members actively pushed ‘defund the police’ rhetoric while simultaneously contributing thousands of dollars in campaign funds for private security forces.

Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., and other members of the far-left ‘Squad’ collectively spent more than $325,000 on private security in 2021 despite promoting the ‘defund the police’ movement at meetings. 2020 George Floyd unrest, according to Federal Election Commission (FEC) records reviewed by Fox News Digital.

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While Bush spent by far the most money on private security in 2021 compared to other “Squad” Democrats, a few of the others still spent tens of thousands of dollars. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D.N.Y., spent about $9,800 in the fourth quarter and less than $75,000 total in 2021, making her the “Squad’s” second-biggest spender on the private security.

Neither the offices of Ocasio-Cortez nor Pelosi immediately responded to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.

Nancy Pelosi appeared on "morning joe" Tuesday to discuss inflation.

Nancy Pelosi appeared on “Morning Joe” on Tuesday to discuss inflation.
(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The bill in question is the Supreme Court’s Policing Parity Act, which passed the Senate but was slowed in the House. It would give the judges their own police details, similar to the President’s Secret Service.

Currently, the House and Senate are in negotiations on the bill, with House Democrats wanting to amend the bill to give Supreme Court clerks police protections — which would include the clerk who leaked the ruling. abortion that sparked protests outside the homes of judges.

Despite the alleged assassination attempt last week on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh by a 26-year-old left-winger and continued pro-choice protests outside his and other justices’ homes, Pelosi has suspended the proposed law until this week.

A suspect attempted to assassinate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh on June 8, 2022

A suspect attempted to assassinate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh on June 8, 2022
(Reuters)

House Democrats are trying to negotiate with Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, to include an amendment giving police protection to Supreme Court clerks, but so far all negotiations have put the bill in limbo.

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The blockage also stoked the wrath of the Republican Party, whose members have fired on House Democrats for delaying the Supreme Court’s police protection bill.

President Biden has yet to speak personally about the alleged assassination attempt.

Fox News Digital’s Cameron Cawthorne contributed reporting.

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