Squad-member Cori Bush reportedly paid her now-husband more than $60,000 for his “security services” despite the fact the man does not have the proper credentials.
From Fox News:
Missouri Democratic Rep. Cori Bush’s campaign doled out $60,000 in private security payments last year to Cortney Merritts, who she quietly married earlier this month.
Merritts, however, pocketed the security payments despite not having a St. Louis private security license, which is needed to perform security functions in the area, Fox News Digital has discovered. Merritts also received the campaign’s cash as it simultaneously paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to a St. Louis security firm and another individual for personal protection.
Fox News Digital filed a public records request with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department on Monday morning seeking information regarding Merritts’ private security license. In response, a Sunshine Law administrator said there are “no responsive records” relative to the request, and Merritts does not have a current license.
The records search – which covered the city of St. Louis and its neighboring St. Louis County – encompasses Bush’s entire congressional district. According to the St. Louis Metropolitan PD website: “With the exception of St. Louis Police Officers, all persons performing a security function in the City of St. Louis must be licensed to do so through the Private Security Section.” Likewise, in St. Louis County, security officers must register with the same security section.