Quantcast

‘Defund the Police’ Rep. Denies She’s a Hypocrite for Spending $70K on Private Security

(Headline USA) ‘Squad’ member Cori Bush, a Democrat congresswoman from Missouri, defended her $70,000 expenditure on private security after her repeated calls to “defund the police,” which when enacted would leave thousands of her poor constituents unable to protect themselves.

The spending came from her campaign account during the most recent election reporting period, according to Fox News.

Bush responded to question about whether she is a hypocrite in an interview on CBS News this morning.

“I’m going to make sure I have security because I know I have had attempts on my life, and I have too much work to do.” she said. “There are too many people that need help right now for me to allow that.”

The St. Louis congresswoman has conducted a demonstration at the Capitol the last few days, sleeping outside to protest the end of an unconstitutional eviction moratorium that had been imposed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Biden administration announced yesterday it would extend the moratorium until October, following an outcry by progressives over its end.

She defiantly stated she would spend even more on her personal security as she stood in front of the Capitol for her CBS interview.

“So if I end up spending $200,000. If I spend…ten more dollars on it, you know what? I get to be here to do the work,” she said.

“So suck it up, and defunding the police has to happen,” she added. “We need to defund the police and put that money into social safety nets.”

TRENDING NOW

Homeless Man Shoves Woman to Her Death in NYC Subway Station

(Associated Press) A woman was pushed to her death in front of a subway train at the Times Square station Saturday, police...

COVID Deaths and Cases Are Rising Again at US Nursing Homes

(Associated Press) COVID-19 infections are soaring again at U.S. nursing homes because of the omicron wave, and deaths are climbing too, leading...

Rioter Sentenced for Burning Down Minneapolis Pawn Shop, Killing Man Inside

(The Post Millennial) Black Lives Matter rioter Montez Terriel Lee Jr., of Rochester, New York, was sentenced Friday to 120 months in...

Rising Costs Add to Pandemic Pain for Small Businesses

(Associated Press) In just two weeks, the cost of pecans for the pies at Peggy Jean's Pies in Columbia, Missouri, has surged...

Thieves Raiding Rail Cargo Containers in Los Angeles

(Associated Press) Thieves have been raiding cargo containers aboard trains nearing downtown Los Angeles for months, taking packages belonging to people across...