Steube Joins Colleagues in Requesting Investigation into Taxpayer Dollars Used in Autonomous Zones

July 22, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Greg Steube (R-Fla.) joined colleagues in sending a bicameral letter to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requesting an investigation into the amount of taxpayer dollars local officials used to encourage, sustain, bolster, supply or repair the damage in anarchist “autonomous zones.”

“Taxpayer dollars should not be used to fuel anarchy,” Steube said. “Rather than stopping the violence immediately once these autonomous zones threatened their cities, these liberal leaders chose to promote their existence and facilitate their expansion. Autonomous zones cause millions in damage and these leftist leaders expect law-abiding taxpayers to foot the bill.”

Recently in Seattle a dangerous group of vigilantes known as the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP), formerly know as the Capital Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ), blockaded the streets with weapons. The anarchy persisted for weeks and only stopped after several violent shootings. City leaders used their platforms and taxpayer dollars to clean up the aftermath caused by this autonomous zone.

You can read the full text of the letter here.

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