Personal security costs for anti-Trump lawmakers spiked post-riot

Personal security costs for anti-Trump lawmakers spiked post-riot
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The personal security costs for Democrats and Republicans who opposed former President TrumpDonald TrumpVeteran accused in alleged border wall scheme faces new charges Arizona Republicans to brush off DOJ concern about election audit FEC drops investigation into Trump hush money payments MORE spiked after a pro-Trump mob attacked the Capitol on Jan. 6, leading to Trump's impeachment, according to a review by Punchbowl News of Federal Election Commission reports.

Ten Republicans in the House voted to impeach Trump and seven Republican senators voted to convict him.

Sen. Pat ToomeyPatrick (Pat) Joseph ToomeySasse rebuked by Nebraska Republican Party over impeachment vote Philly GOP commissioner on censures: 'I would suggest they censure Republican elected officials who are lying' Toomey censured by several Pennsylvania county GOP committees over impeachment vote MORE (Pa.), one of the seven GOP senators who voted to convict Trump, spent the most at almost $70,000 among multiple different security companies.


Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyCheney drama exposes GOP's Trump rifts The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by ExxonMobil - Florida's restrictive voting bill signed into law The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Emergent BioSolutions - Facebook upholds Trump ban; GOP leaders back Stefanik to replace Cheney MORE (Utah.) spent more than $43,000 and Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyMcConnell amid Trump criticism: 'I'm looking forward, not backward' Loyalty trumps policy in Stefanik's rise, Cheney's fall Cheney drama exposes GOP's Trump rifts MORE (Wyo.), the third-ranking Republican in House leadership, spent more than $50,000 on security.

Trump has continued to criticize Cheney as recently as this week in the hopes of seeing her defeated in a GOP primary. 

Other Republicans who upped their spending according to the analysis include Reps. John KatkoJohn Michael KatkoAmerica's Jewish communities are under attack — Here are 3 things Congress can do Cheney fight stokes cries of GOP double standard for women Biden administration, Congress unite in effort to tackle ransomware attacks MORE (N.Y.) and Anthony GonzalezAnthony GonzalezCheney fight stokes cries of GOP double standard for women Cheney slams Trump on 'big lie' over election GOP frustration with Liz Cheney 'at a boiling point' MORE (Ohio), who both voted to impeach Trump. 

Trump has called for all the Republicans who voted against him to be removed from office.

Primary challenges involving these members will serve as a test of the former president's clout within his party.

High-profile Democrats such as Reps. Eric SwalwellEric Michael SwalwellGOP struggles to rein in nativism Personal security costs for anti-Trump lawmakers spiked post-riot Trump knocks CNN for 'completely false' report Gaetz was denied meeting MORE (Calif) and Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.) also increased security spending after the riot. 

Speaker of the House Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOn The Money: Weekly jobless claims fall to 498K, hitting new post-lockdown low | House to advance appropriations bills in June, July Rural Democrats urge protections from tax increases for family farms Cheney fight stokes cries of GOP double standard for women MORE (D-Calif.) is introducing a $2 billion spending bill to give lawmakers more security in their districts and increase the Capitol Police force, according to Punchbowl.