Rep. Cori Bush, a Missouri Democrat representing one of the most violent cities in the country, St. Louis, is no stranger to controversy, because as a member of the far-left “Squad,” she generates it on a near-daily basis.
She’s also no stranger to hypocrisy, but it’s not as though she’s got a conscience allowing her to be bothered by it.
The “defund police” advocate has no issue leaving those she represents to the criminal element as she has and continues to push for the ‘reallocation’ of funds away from the thin blue line and into the pockets of ‘advocacy’ groups advancing the cause of race-based ‘equity’ goals. Meanwhile, she’s going to be just fine: She is spending lavishly for her own personal security.
Fox News reports:
…Bush poured tens of thousands of dollars more into private security during the first quarter of 2022, pushing her security bills to more than $300,000 as she continues calls to defund the police.
The Missouri Democrat’s campaign reported spending $70,489 on security services between Jan. 1 and March 31, Federal Election Commission filings show. The payments include $50,489 to Peace Security, $15,000 to Cortney Merrits and $5,000 to Nathaniel Davis.
Bush’s newest security checks follow the $233,663 her committee spent on the services in 2021, FEC records show. She has now paid out $304,152 for security this election cycle.
And of course, Bush defends her hypocrisy because she’s special and her constituents are not.
After Bush’s campaign wrote the most recent checks for her security, she refused to reverse her calls for defunding police, even though such ignorance makes more sensible, moderate Democrats wince ahead of 2022 midterm elections they believe are going to be brutal for the party as-is.
“I always tell [fellow Democrats], ‘If you all had fixed this before I got here, I wouldn’t have to say these things,'” the ‘Squad’ member told Axios in February — whatever “fixed” means.
She went on to deflect, saying her lunacy in seeking to get rid of law enforcement isn’t what’s problematic — it’s Dems not delivering on the pledge.
Fox News first reported on Bush’s payments to a private security firm in July 2021, which then led to questions from CBS News about the money being spent and whether she had any inkling as to how hypocritical it is to demand the demise of police departments while ensuring she had plenty of armed security.
“They would rather I die?” Bush asked. “You would rather me die? Is that what you want to see? You want to see me die? You know, because that could be the alternative.”
Literally, no one has publicly called for Cori Bush’s death, but since she brought it up, a counter-query to her argument might have been something like, “So — do you want to see the St. Louisans you represent die? Because that’s what will happen if there are no police to keep the barbarians from the gate.”
She went on to arrogantly say she would ensure she has plenty of security using the excuse that she has had attempts on her life (without providing any proof — or news reports indicating as much) and has “too much work to do.”
“So suck it up, and defunding the police has to happen,” she added.
Way to go, St. Louis; you literally elected someone to ‘represent’ you who legitimately believes her life is more important than yours.