Gowdy hammers ‘hypocrite’ Squad member Bush for defunding police while spending $70k for private security

“Sunday Night in America” host Trey Gowdy epically shredded ‘Squad’ member Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) for crusading to defund the police, leaving Americans unprotected and vulnerable while hypocritically spending $70,000 on her own private security.

“Members of Congress are spending more money than ever on their personal security,” the former GOP congressman told Fox News viewers Sunday.

“It’s a tragic reflection of the times we live in. Gabby Giffords was shot meeting with constituents in Arizona. Steve Scalise was shot practicing for a charity baseball game. Elected officials on both sides of the aisle have been threatened with all manner of violence. Members of Congress have been threatened with all manner of violence,” Gowdy noted. “Because of these threats of violence, members of Congress are allowed to spend campaign money on their safety… safety is priority number one for members of Congress, as it should be. But what about you?”

As violent crime skyrockets across the nation ostensibly due to Democratic policies, Gowdy asked viewers exactly how safe they feel these days.

“Do you feel safe? Could your neighborhood benefit from a greater police presence? Is your place of work armed with metal detectors or guard dogs?” he asked. “Are the streets you walk and drive down lined with police cars? Do you have personal security when you travel? I understand full well why members of Congress spend money on their personal safety. I just don’t understand why some members of Congress don’t feel the same way about your safety. If their safety is the highest priority, shouldn’t your safety be too?”

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“She wants to defund the police — she wants to defund your police, but not her police,” he posited. “She spent nearly $70,000 on her own personal security last year. I don’t know about your city or state, but $70,000 would get your own personal police officer in South Carolina. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Corey Bush tells us he is she is Progressive, the better word might be hypocritical.”

“She wants to defund your police while she has a robust personal security detail in Washington and St. Louis,” Gowdy asserted, stating that she thinks her safety is more important than yours. “You look at neighborhoods where the violent crime is taking place it’s not country clubs and gated communities, it is neighborhoods that cannot afford to pay $70,000 for their own personal protection.”

“If you care about the poor, help keep them alive. And keep their homes from being burglarized and property from being stolen. Funding your own police force while you advocate to cut police… is not Progressive, that’s hypocritical. If you really want to defund the police,” Gowdy admonished, “start with your own.”

Gowdy also recently stated in regards to Democrats defunding the police, “They won’t ever apologize for this lethal mistake. Even if they did, it is really hard to hear apologies from the grave.”

Bush tweeted on May 30:”‘When we say defund, we’re talking about needing to divest from the parts of our society that are harming and killing us – and invest in the parts that help keep us healthy and alive.” She is a longtime advocate for defunding the police and claims that officers enable white supremacy. But that doesn’t stop her from hiring security to protect herself personally.

The rest of the progressive Squad also spent money on personal security this year. Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, and Ayanna Pressley all spent campaign funds on personal security details while advocating for defunding the police. However, they did not spend anywhere near what Bush spent.

Cori Bush was taken to task for her “security for me, but not for thee” attitude by others on Twitter:


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