Cori ‘Defund The Police’ Bush Pays Big Money For Hubby’s Security Business

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 03: Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) speaks about the end of the eviction moratorium at the U.S. Capitol on August 03, 2021 in Washington, DC. Bush, and other Representatives, have been sleeping on and occupying the House steps in protest of their House colleagues adjourning for August recess without passing an extension of the eviction moratorium.
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The gravy train keeps flowing for Congresswoman Cori ‘Defund The Police’ Bush’s (D-MO) bodyguard hubby. A new report indicates that he has received thousands of dollars for private security and  “wage expenses” from Bush’s campaign. Yet, he allegedly doesn’t have the proper authorization for such services in either St. Louis or Washington, D.C.

Fox News reported Sunday that Bush’s campaign has paid her husband, Courtney Merrits, $30,000 so far in 2023. That’s on top of the $60,000 her campaign sent him in 2022, per Fox.

What exactly does he do? Well, it’s hard to say.

Bush’s team didn’t answer any questions from Fox about what sort of protection Merritts is providing since he isn’t in D.C.’s official security specialists database — nor does he have a license in Bush’s home district in Missouri.

Bush has also doled out $62,000 to a group of St. Louis-based PEACE Security officers in 2023. Bush has infamously denigrated the police as racists. Yet, PEACE is made up of many individuals with law enforcement or military experience, the outlet noted. She also paid another gentleman more than $140,000 over the past year and a half for “security.”

For her part, she is one of the last remaining members of Congress, let alone the Democratic Party, who maintains that “Defunding the Police” is a sound policy. Defund the Police movements, as Daily Wire readers know well, have led to rising crime and lawlessness in cities across the country.

The congresswoman also supports heavy gun control. In 2021, when the press asked her about her security services spending, Bush was adamant that she needed to be protected by firearms.

“You would rather me die? Is that what you want to see? You want to see me die? You know because that could be the alternative,” Bush said.

When the St. Louis representative isn’t calling to leave the average American unarmed, she’s demanding reparations.

“The Declaration of Independence was written by enslavers and didn’t recognize Black people as human,” Bush tweeted on July 4. “Today is a great day to demand Reparations Now.”

As readers can tell, she’s a real charmer whose convictions are as strong as her persuasive rhetoric … Or maybe that’s just what her husband tells her in exchange for tens of thousands of dollars from campaign funds.

The views expressed in this piece are the author’s own and do not necessarily represent those of The Daily Wire.

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