Representative Is Quietly Paying for Armed Guards While Pushing To Defund Police
(TargetLiberty.org) – A member of Congress’ notorious far-left “squad” has spent two years campaigning to defund the police, despite the wave of violent crime sweeping the US. Now, it turns out that while she’s happy to leave ordinary Americans at the mercy of criminals, she doesn’t plan to take any risks herself. She’s spent almost half a million dollars on private security since being elected.
REPORT: Hypocrite @CoriBush has spent half a million dollars on armed security, while calling to defund the police.
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Representative Cori Bush (D-MO) is one of the most radical people in Congress. She’s a member of “the squad,” the Democratic Socialist group that includes Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN). She’s also a former Black Lives Matter activist and a leading supporter of the “defund the police” movement. Now, the New York Post is alleging she’s also a massive hypocrite.
The campaign against police budgets spread after the 2020 death of George Floyd and became a hot cause among Left-wing Democrats, but its popularity has faded. President Joe Biden has condemned it, arguing it gives Republicans a handy stick to use to beat the Left. Bush is unrepentant, though; she still supports the campaign. Last August, she said, “We need to defund the police and put the money into social safety nets.” What she’s less keen to talk about is her own safety net — expensive private security provided by off-duty cops.
Since the 2020 election cycle, Bush has spent nearly $500,000 on security — more than $100,000 in the last three months alone. In July 2021, it emerged she was hiring off-duty St Louis, MO, cops to protect her; two of them were fired for moonlighting and working as unlicensed private security.
Bush doesn’t seem to care about the violence that would be unleashed if the police ever were defunded; she has her own private cops, and it seems to be enough for her.
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