Rep. Cori Bush, the so-called “defund the police” queen, has been exposed as a hypocrite after it was revealed that her campaign paid tens of thousands of dollars to her own husband, Courtney Merritts, for private security services. This is despite her constant preaching about the need to cut police funding.
According to reports, Bush’s campaign has sent bi-monthly $2,500 checks totaling $60,000 to her husband, a man who does not even appear in a D.C. database of licensed security specialists. These payments overlapped with hundreds of thousands of dollars paid to the St. Louis-based security firm, PEACE Security, which hires several “security operators” with military or law enforcement experience – something Bush vehemently opposes.
Bush’s shameless exploitation of her own campaign finances has sparked outrage from watchdog groups, who have filed at least two FEC complaints against her. It seems that, despite her professed concern for the safety of her constituents, she is more interested in using campaign funds to enrich her own husband.
But this is not the first time Bush has been embroiled in controversy over her de-funding the police stance. In a July 2021 interview with CBS News, she brazenly pushed her radical agenda while also admitting to needing private security. When asked about the contradiction, she defensively responded, “They would rather I die? You would rather me die? Is that what you want to see? Do you want to see me die? You know, because that could be the alternative.”
This kind of self-serving behavior is typical of far-left progressives like Bush, who pretend to care about the people while enriching themselves behind closed doors. Her “defund the police” rhetoric is nothing more than a thinly-veiled attempt to impose socialist ideology on the American people, while she personally benefits from the very police she claims to hate.
It’s time for Cori Bush to stop playing political games and start focusing on the real issues facing our nation. Her hypocrisy and self-serving actions have no place in Congress, and it’s high time for her constituents to hold her accountable for her deceitful behavior.