American News Aug 5, 2021 1:57 PM EST
“I’m gonna make sure I have security because I know I have had attempts on my life, and I have too much work to do… And defunding the police has to happen,” Bush stated.
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Representative Cori Bush (D-MO) was questioned on Wednesday over her use of private security. She defended spending on private security for herself, while concurrently calling to defund the police.
“I’m gonna make sure I have security because I know I have had attempts on my life, and I have too much work to do,” stated Bush to CBS News.
“There are too many people that need help right now for me to allow that. So, if I end up spending $200,000, if I spend 10 more dollars on it, you know what, I get to be here to do do the work, so suck it up.”
“And defunding the police has to happen,” she stated after defending spending for her personal private security. “We need to defund the police and put that money into social safety nets.”
In July, it was revealed that avid defund the police advocate Bush had spent round $70,000 on private security over the previous few months.
Between April 15 and June 28, 2021, Bush’s marketing campaign despatched $54,120 for “security services” to New York-based agency RS&T Security Consulting, in accordance to latest Federal Election Commission data.
Over the identical time interval, the marketing campaign additionally paid Nathaniel Davis $15,000 for “security services.”
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