Congresswoman Cori Bush reportedly spent more than $300,000 on armed security since 2021 despite demanding police departments across the United States are “defunded” in the name of racial justice.
The radical Representative previously defended her use of private security, blaming the armed guards on death threats and other issues with her personal safety.
“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.”
“So suck it up, and defunding the police has to happen,” she added.
From Fox News:
Rep. Cori 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.
Read the full report at Fox News.