Are you surprised this "Squad" member is a total hypocrite? I'm not.
Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO), an advocate for the stupid "Defund the Police" movement, has spent roughly $70,000 on private security in the past three months alone!
You see, when you're able to spend 70 grand of donated money on private, professional security, the actual defunding of the police doesn't really affect you.
"Defunding the police isn't radical, it's real," Bush previously said on Twitter.
Bush spent $69,120 between April 15 and June 28, according to Federal Election Commission records:
- $54,120.92 for "security services" from RS&T Security Consulting
- $15,000 to Nathaniel Davis for "security services."
Ironically, the funds for Bush's security services came out of the funds for her campaign, which supports defunding the police. The security expenses account for more than a third of Bush's campaign expenditures ($197,000) during the second quarter.
So, in other words: Bush's supporters donate to her so that she can afford to protect herself as she campaigns against their public safety.
It seems her motto is: security for me and not for thee!
"Today's decision to defund the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department is historic. It marks a new future for our city," Bush said in April when St. Louis officially removed millions from its police department budget.
"For decades, our city funneled more and more money into our police department under the guise of public safety, while massively underinvesting in the resources that will truly keep our communities safe."
Bush has said on social media that "communities wouldn't have needed to spark a national movement to save Black lives if America weren't racist AF."
Hmm, that's weird... That must be a typo from Bush. I think what she meant to say was, "if [Americans had $70,000 of other people's money for their own private security] AF."
The encouraging thing is that Bush's story proves America really is The Land of Opportunity. Truly anyone can be a total hypocrite and still be totally successful.