Hypocrite, Much? ‘Defund the Police’ Champ Cori Bush Has Spent More Than $300K on Private Security – Opinion

Not to cause William Shakespeare to roll over in his grave, but to paraphrase the dickens out of one of his most famous lines, the hypocritical lady doth pathetically protest too much about America’s police officers, methinks, while she continues to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on private security.

Before we move on, let me make this clear:

It is not my intention to condemn andWill not condemn AnyPublic figure to procure private security. Public figures in private security that advocate less protection for Americans who cannot provide it for their families and loved ones are something I condemn.

Cori Bush, D-Mo.), as reported by Fox News, the Missouri Democrat, who continues to call to “defund the police,” spent $70,489 on security services between Jan. 1 and March 31, 2022, pushing her total security bills to more than $300,000 over the last election cycle.

According to Bush’s itemized expenditures from Cori Bush for Congress, the Federal Election Commission website shows that the progressive lawmaker spent $70,489 on “Security Services” — including $50,489 to Peace Security, $15,000 to Cortney Merritts, and $5,000 to Nathaniel Davis. The expenditures — which occurred during the first quarter of 2022 — added to the $233,663 that Bush spent on security services in 2021, that totals $304,152.

Bush is clear that she believes professional armed protection is the best method to safeguard herself against potential harm. Why doesn’t she believe that the same logic should apply to all Americans? She does; she’s lying. She’s pandering to similarly-minded left-wingers who believe the “defund” nonsense — strictly for votes. If she disagrees with that reality, she — along with her “defund” pals in Congress — is lying about that, as well.

Bush responded to CBS News’ questions about the exorbitant security payment she received in July 2021.

They would prefer I died? Would you rather I die? Do you really want that? Are you ready to watch me go? Because that is the possible alternative.

Setting aside Bush’s melodramatic self-indulgence, why doesn’t she accept the same argument about everyday Americans? (We’ve already answered that fundamental question; I just wanted to point out her arrogant disregard for “the masses.”) It gets worse:

I’m going to make sure I have security because I know I have had attempts on my life. It’s too hard work. I can’t allow this to happen because there are so many people who need my help. You know what, even if $200,000 is spent, I can spend another ten dollars. It’s my turn to work.

“So suck it up,” she added. “And defunding the police has to happen; we need to defund the police and put that money into social safety nets because we’re trying to save lives.”

I don’t know about you, but if a bad guy is after me with the intent to convert me to room temperature, the first thing I want is a “social safety net.”

As RedState reported in December 2021, the “defund” movement has not only been a disaster for the Democrat Party; it has been a travesty in “progressive,” Democrat-controlled cities. Minneapolis in particular has been a “defund” mess for the Democrats, as we reported in November 2021. New York City saw the same result.

Yet Bush continues her crusade, telling Axios in February she has had “colleagues walk up to me” and say “defund the police” does not help in their districts.  She didn’t name names but she did say, per Axios:

‘Defund the police’ is not the problem. We dangled the carrot in front of people’s faces and said we can get it done and that Democrats [can] deliver when we haven’t totally delivered.

In other words, ‘Defund the police’ is awesome; Bush’s own party makes promises it fails to keep.

Cori Bush: Since 1960, your party has kept promises it can’t keep. That said, the “defund” movement has been an abject failure, which is why your comrades have run from it almost as fast as they’re running from your inept president.

But if I were you, Cori Bush, I’d keep beating the hell out of that drum.

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