The New York Police Department’s deputy commissioner of intelligence and counterterrorism on Sunday blasted Congress for failing to cover the costs to protect President-elect Donald Trump.
“We went down to Washington and we described those costs to our congressional delegation from New York. They got it immediately. But Congress has failed to pass a budget again,” John Miller told John Catsimatidis in an interview that aired on AM 970 in New York.
“And to get funding for this, they had a continuing resolution. We asked them to add $35 million to reimburse New York City for [Trump’s security]. They came up with a figure of $7 million, which covers a piece of the overtime but not the rest of it.”
Miller said the city was “obviously disappointed.”