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With House Democrats already facing serious problems in the upcoming midterm elections as a result of their extremism, Rep. Cori Bush could be facing the fight of her political life from a challenger who hopes to dislodge her from her congressional seat.
The Missouri firebrand, who in less than two years in Congress has become one of the most strident members of AOC’s “Squad,” owes much of her success to her fierce advocacy for the militant Black Lives Matter movement but now, as questions continue to emerge about the organization’s financial dealings along with the explosion in crime, it could be a cinderblock chained around her neck.
Her possible opponent, a successful St. Louis businessman, seeks to leverage growing apprehension about BLM, as well as voter concern over the rampant wave of violent crime that has been largely enabled by the irresponsible rhetoric of Democrats, into a big win come November.
Andrew Jones, a businessman and father of two officially filed to run in the 1st Congressional District last month, hopefully providing voters with an alternative to replace the radicalism of Bush who wears her contempt for law enforcement on her sleeve at a time when crime is spiraling out of control across the nation, potentially costing Democrats, who have demonized law enforcement and made excuses for criminals, control of the House.
Those living in Bush’s district feel like there is “no hope,” according to Jones, who grew up in St. Louis. He contended that there are more criminals and “people who want to be anti-citizens” who’ve become “more emboldened” since the Democrat came into office in 2020, according to Fox News.
“I was tired of the crime and all the issues that I thought could be changed, if you had the proper leadership in play,” the GOP hopeful told Fox News Digital.
“You see crime escalating. It’s growing. The philosophy of doing what you want to do and not fit in is absolutely growing here in the metropolitan area. Even though the city of St. Louis talks about there is a reduction in murders, and things of that nature, but we know that those numbers are somewhat fabricated,” he said, adding that he would be questioning the validity of the statistics.
“People want the police,” added Jones. “They understand that there’s no perfect system out here. There are no perfect people and certainly things can be done that will be deemed as wrong, negative, and outright criminal by individuals. But overall, the police have been doing a fantastic job. We just need to get behind them and support them. But the overwhelming majority of people support the police,”
He also had strong words for BLM.
“The courage of black people, historically, the production and the high value that black people had, the contributions for family and… they’re [BLM] against most of that stuff. So, as far as an organization is concerned, I think it’s a fraud organization,” he said, according to Fox News.
Bush has been seen as nothing short of an embarrassment to many of her constituents, not only for her anti-cop demagoguery but also for her hypocrisy which was evident by her excuse-making for her own armed security detail.
Defund the police cheerleader Cori Bush wants protection for elites, but not for all.pic.twitter.com/u0ZdB7ZDsS
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) August 5, 2021
According to his website, Jones vows, “I support our men and women in law enforcement and oppose the defund the police movement. Crime is skyrocketing in our communities because we have torn down respect for law enforcement personnel and the rule of law. Our police forces need the support of all of Congressional District 1. As your Congressman, I will vote for an increase in funding to our departments and the salaries of our crime fighters.”
The 61-year-old businessman, who unsuccessfully ran for St. Louis mayor in 2017 and 2021 told Fox News that he felt compelled to run against Bush.
“The more I listened to what she talked about, I said, ‘boy, this is absolutely something that’s counterproductive.’ … I said, ‘we have to do something about it.’”
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