Democrat Rep. Cori Bush defends calling to defund the police while spending upwards of 200K for private security;

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Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., was ripped by viewers on Thursday after telling media outlets that the police “need” to be defunded, despite shelling out thousands of dollars for her own personal security detail.

  • Bush slept outside the Capitol this week to protest the end of the first eviction moratorium that was put in place because of the coronavirus pandemic. The representative was once homeless herself. She and Democratic leaders celebrated a short-term victory on Wednesday after the moratorium was extended to early October, albeit in a constitutionally dubious fashion.
  • “I’m gonna make sure I have security because I have had attempts on my life… so if I end up spending $200,000… so suck it up and defunding the police has to happen. We need to defund the police…” These are the quotes that are going to haunt Democrats in the midterms.
  • Bush also appeared to threaten Mark and Patricia McCloskey this week after the couple was given pardons for wielding guns as Black Lives Matter protesters marched in their neighborhood last year. She said Mark McCloskey’s “day will come.”
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