Squad Dems break with Pelosi and reject $1.9 billion for additional Capitol security

Posted on AllSides May 20th, 2021
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The progressive Squad nearly sunk a Capitol security bill Thursday backed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over their objections to funding a "broken" policing system and ignoring the root cause of the Jan. 6 riot which they say is "White supremacy."

The House barely passed the $1.9 billion supplemental budget for additional security funds during a heated vote that forced leadership to swarm the floor to whip votes. The final vote was 213-212 and illustrates the perils of the very narrow majority Democrats have in the House where just a few defections can kill a bill.

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