The Missouri Democrat Congresswoman Cori Bush recently made headlines after it was revealed she married her personal security guard while she outwardly pushes for the police to be defunded. However, it might not all be rainbows and butterflies for the new couple, as their marriage could run into some serious legal trouble fast!
Cori Bush (D-MO), one of the leaders of the far-left “defund the police” movement in Congress, has reportedly married a security guard hired by her campaign.
In a private ceremony last weekend, Bush married Cortney Merritts after signing a marriage license with him a few days earlier.
On Monday, a Bush spokesperson confirmed the marriage, saying Merritts was “the love of [Bush’s] life.”
As a staunch opponent of law enforcement, Bush has repeatedly called for defunding the police and has not backed down when confronted by left-wing media. However, she has defended hiring private security for her own safety.
In the meantime, Bush and the security guard might have ended up in a lot of trouble due to their marriage. Merritts was paid $62,359 in direct payments by Bush’s campaign in 2022, and $2,359 in cash reimbursements.
The payments to Merritts began after the two entered into a relationship, according to a report by NBC affiliate KSDK that noted the campaign expenses might attract the attention of both the FEC and Congressional Ethics Office.
House rules state, “Campaign funds are not to be used to enhance a Member’s lifestyle, or to pay a Member’s personal obligations. Members have wide discretion in determining what constitutes a bona fide campaign or political purpose to which campaign funds and resources may be devoted, but Members have no discretion whatsoever to convert campaign funds to personal use.”
Congresswoman Cori Bush – who is staunchly against law enforcement and regularly calls for defunding the police – seemed to have messed up pretty badly with her marriage to her own personal security guard. It looks like she didn’t think this one through, as paying over $60k in direct payments for her now-husband’s services, not including all the reimbursements, has caught the attention of the public and likely the FEC and Congressional Ethics Office. In the meantime, all we can do is wish the couple good luck, because they are going to need it!
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