Cori Bush says ‘suck it up’, she’s getting private security to defend her life WHILE vowing to defund police

Leftist Democrat Cori Bush evidently intends to continue to spend big bucks on her own private security while still advocating for defunding the police, and she appears not to be dissuaded by the rank hypocrisy of it all.

“I’m going to make sure I have security because I know I have had attempts on my life. And I have too much work to do; there are too many people that need help right now for me to allow that,” U.S. Rep. Bush (D-Mo.) told CBS News, apparently without evidence.

“So if I end up spending $200,000, if I spend ten more dollars on it, you know what, I get to be here to do the work, so suck it up. And defunding the police has to happen.

“We need to defund the police and put that money into social safety nets,” Rep. Bush added.

Squad member Bush reportedly spent about $70,000 in campaign funds on private security during the last three months or so while still calling for the downsizing of law enforcement budges, according to her campaign filing documents.

A fascinating (or other adjectives that may apply) phenomenon is in play on the left. Those who have benefitted and prospered the most from what the U.S. Constitution describes as “domestic tranquility” often want to take that away from ordinary, everyday Americans in crime-ridden St. Louis, Bush’s home base, or elsewhere, who can’t afford bodyguards.

Violent crime is surging across the country in cities run by Democrats where police defunding has been proposed or implemented. This recently prompted Trey Gowdy to appear to call out Bush (although not mentioning her by name), along with other Democrats for being “literally, dead wrong” about police defunding, a premise which puts her own constituents’ lives at risk.

This week, Bush also seemed to make a veiled threat against Mark McCloskey after Missouri’s GOP Gov. Mark Parsons pardoned McCloskey and his wife on misdemeanor charges over the highly publicized incident last summer in which he and wife Patricia, both armed at the time, defended their home against alleged trespassers.

“His day will come,” Bush said of McCloskey.

Rep. Bush’s latest rant is hardly going over well on social media. Here is just a sampling:


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