Cori Bush Loudly Defends $70K Security Detail, ‘I’m Gonna Make Sure I Have Security’ But ‘Defunding The Police Has To Happen’

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Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) became visibly upset when discussing taxpayers’ concerns over her lavish $70,000 private security detail because “if I end up spendin’ two hundred thousand, if I spend ten more dollars on it, you know what, I get to be here so suck it up,” while insisting at the same time that “defunding the police has to happen, we need to defund the police.”

“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, if I end up spendin’ two hundred thousand, if I spend ten more dollars on it, you know what, I get to be here so suck it up,” Bush yelled. “And defunding the police has to happen, we need to defund the police and put that money into social safety nets.”

Bush recently made headlines for showcasing messages of “white supremacist violence” she allegedly received that actually consisted of screenshots from unsubmitted forms on her website, making it unlikely that the messages were sent by anyone other than Bush herself:

Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) has received praise from left-wing activists for a Twitter thread composed of hateful messages she claims to have received from “white supremacists.” However, several sharp-eyed Twitter users noticed that one of the images posted by Bush appears to have been screenshot from an unsubmitted “Meeting / Event Request” form on Bush’s website, making it unlikely that such a message was actually sent to Bush from a “white supremacist.”

The screenshot features the sentences “kill a politician (wishing)cori” and “How are you a worthless piece of sh*t” written on a meeting request from Bush’s website. Curiously, the screenshot is identical to how an unsubmitted request form appears on Bush’s website, complete with red asterisks that denote which fields are required to be filled in.