Far-left lawmakers are spending a staggering amount of money on private security, despite campaigning on defunding the police issue for midterm elections.
Federal filings reveal progressive congresswoman Cori Bush spent $500,000 on her private security, even though she opposes police for the sake of impressing far-left voters.
Other radical left lawmakers who are privately spending on their security include Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib.
Anti-Police Dems Spending Money on Private Security
As per the Election Commission data, Bush spent over $100,000 on private security services in the third quarter of 2022 only.
Reportedly, Bush is using the services of various private security firms, as she paid almost $71,000 to Peace Security, which is a private firm based in St. Louis.
This latest spending of the Bush campaign means that she has now spent nearly $490,000 on private security in the 2022 election cycle.
Bush’s security spending came at a time when she was busy talking against the police. Earlier this month, Bush lashed out at the critics of the police-defunding campaign, claiming pro-police people who criticize her narrative do not care about police violence at all.
Bush further claimed most of her critics focus on the word “defund” while completely ignoring the prevailing problems with the police in the country.
Cori Bush nears $500,000 in campaign cash to private security despite repeated calls to defund police https://t.co/IepXZ0MIGj
— Fox News (@FoxNews) October 16, 2022
Likewise, Bush also pushed back on the idea that her police defunding campaign would cost progressives the elections.
Many surveys have established defunding the police does not sit well with voters, as an overwhelming amount of Americans oppose this idea.
However, Bush claimed there was no data to prove her police defunding narrative would cost elections.
Bush Vows to Continue her Anti-Police Campaign
CNN host Don Lemon also asked Bush whether she would continue to campaign on police-defunding if she is given an opportunity to redo her election campaign.
Responding to that, Bush noted she would continue to talk about police defunding in any case.
Last year, CBS News asked Bush why she spends money on private security if she campaigns against the police. On this, Bush noted those who are against her security spending want to see her die.
Cori Bush, D-Mo., has spent nearly $500,000 in campaign funds on private security services despite her recent “doubling down on her support for defunding the police.”
“Democrats call for the defunding of the police.”
Security for Bush paid with your donations.
Not for you.
— Conservative American (@honor_country) October 16, 2022
In addition to that, Bush stated she would continue to have private security as she had multiple attempts on her life and a lot of work to do.
Meanwhile, St. Louis local news outlets found out that Bush hired two deputy sheriffs for her security, who signed up for the job without getting approval from their departments. Eventually, both deputy sheriffs were fired from their jobs.
Though Bush is not the only progressive lawmaker who is spending money on private security while campaigning against the police.
Rep. Ilhan Omar spent $27,081 on a Minnesota-based security firm. Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley spent almost $5,000 on her own security.
This article appeared in The State Today and has been published here with permission.