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 TrumpBiden administration still seizing land near border despite plans to stop building wall: report Illinois House passes bill that would mandate Asian-American history lessons in schools Overnight Defense: Administration says ‘low to moderate confidence’ Russia behind Afghanistan troop bounties | ‘Low to medium risk’ of Russia invading Ukraine in next few weeks | Intelligence leaders face sharp questions during House worldwide threats he MORE spiked after a pro-Trump mob attacked the Capitol on Jan. 6, leading to Trump’s impeachment, according to a review of Federal Election Commission reports by Punchbowl News.

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 (R-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 RomneyModerates’ 0B infrastructure bill is a tough sell with Democrats Sinema, Romney propose bill to tackle student loan debt Romney, Sinema teaming up on proposal to raise minimum wage MORE (R-Utah.) spent more than $43,000 and Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyTrump backs Wyoming GOP chair, citing Cheney censure The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Tax March – CDC in limbo on J&J vax verdict; Rep. Brady retiring Trump mocks Murkowski, Cheney election chances MORE (R-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 defeating her in a GOP primary. 

Other Republicans who upped their spending according to the analysis include Reps. John KatkoJohn Michael KatkoNew US sanctions further chill Biden-Putin relations Hillicon Valley: Intel leaders push for breach notification law | Coinbase goes public House Republicans raise concerns about new Chinese tech companies MORE (N.Y.) and Anthony GonzalezAnthony GonzalezTrump digs in on attacks against Republican leaders Trump looms large over GOP donor retreat in Florida Trump faces test of power with early endorsements 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 SwalwellTrump knocks CNN for ‘completely false’ report Gaetz was denied meeting Meghan McCain calls on Gaetz to resign Gaetz, on the ropes, finds few friends in GOP MORE (Calif) and Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.) also increased security spending after the riot. 

Speaker of the House Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiHouse Republican proposes constitutional amendment to prevent Supreme Court expansion Business groups oppose Paycheck Fairness Act, citing concerns it could threaten bonuses and negotiating New US sanctions further chill Biden-Putin relations 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.