A radical Democrat in Congress has made a name for herself by telling others how they should live. The problem is that many Democrats like her say one thing while doing the opposite.
Democrats have said that people should support fewer police, yet many of them make sure they are well protected by security. Now this “defund the police” Democrat is facing a problem with law enforcement.
Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) championed the idea of fewer police while employing private security. She married one of her security team members, and reports are that funds may have been misused related to this relationship.
Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO), a member of the far-left “Squad” in Congress, is reportedly under investigation by the Department of Justice (DOJ) for allegedly misusing government funds meant for private security.
The news broke after a subpoena announcement was read on the House floor on Monday. Sources have indicated that it was related to the investigation of Bush.
Bush’s response was that the Department of Justice was “reviewing” her campaign’s spending on security services. She denied any wrongdoing related to paying her now-husband Cortney Merritts for private security after they were married. Bush quickly blamed “right-wing organizations” for the law enforcement probe.
The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT), a watchdog group, defended filing a federal complaint regarding alleged repeated payments by Bush to her now-husband. Reports indicate that Bush spent more than $500,000 on her private security while promoting defund the police initiatives.
“Among the many troubling facts involved that we strongly felt justified an investigation were her close personal relationship, her large payments to others for the same services at the same time, and that her husband reportedly didn’t have a license to provide those services,” FACT executive director Kendra Arnold said in a statement.
Bush faces this investigation and other federal complaints related to how she paid for security services over the last few years.
- Democrat Cori Bush blamed “right-wing” organizations for DOJ case against her.
- The Missouri congresswoman is alleged to have misused campaign money.
- Reports showed the probe is related to payments to her now-husband for security.