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Leftist Congresswoman Cori Bush–Representative for Missouri’s 1st Congressional District–has been a longstanding proponent of the “Defund The Police” movement.

Bush got her start during the Ferguson riots of 2015. She went on to mount two unsuccessful political campaigns–one for the US Senate and another for Congress. In 2020, she defeated longtime incumbent Congressman Lacy Clay in the Democratic Primary.

Since making it to Congress, Bush has been an unabashed leftist and has joined the ranks of the “Squad.” 

Recently, in an act of typical leftist elitism, Congresswoman Bush has poured thousands of dollars into her own private security while continuously calling for the defunding of the police.

Federal Election Commission filings show that between January 1st and March 31st, Bush spent $70,489 on private security. FEC records show that Bush spent $233,663 on private security in 2021. This is a total of $304,152 for security this election cycle.

When questioned on her hypocritical nature in 2021, Bush responded “they would rather I die? You would rather me die? Is that what you want to see? You want to see me die? You know, because that is an option.”

Bush has stated that she needs security because there have been attempts on her life. Bush has previously claimed that “white-supremacist” shot at her during the Ferguson riots. However, such claims have gone unproven with police stating that there is no record that such an event occurred. 

With the 2022 midterms looming, Democrats have called on Bush to back down from using the “Defund The Police” slogan. However, she maintains her resolve. Bush has stated, “suck it up, and defunding the police has to happen.”

Bush maintains that “defunding the police is not the problem. We dangled the carrot in front of people’s faces and said that we can get it done and that Democrats deliver when we haven’t totally delivered.”

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Bush has stated that she won’t alter her stance on defunding the police until there’s “meaningful reform.”