Democrat Rep. Cori Bush this morning said that she would “make sure” she has private security for her protection while simultaneously promising to defund the police for the rest of America.
That’s right, Bush wants police for Democrats but not the rest of America.
“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. So if I end up spending 200,000, if I spend ten — ten — 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.”
OTHER DEMOCRATS WHO SUPPORT DEFUNDING THE POLICE:
- President Biden famously expressed support for the Defund the Police movement during an interview in 2020 but was forced to walk back his position after public backlash to his position.
- Vice President Kamala Harris applauded Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti for defunding the police.
- Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said, “defunding police means defunding police.” Arguing the cuts to the NYPD weren’t enough.
- Rep. Ayanna Pressley said she supports efforts to defund police departments.
- Rep. Rashida Tlaib called for ‘no more police.’
- Rep. Ilhan Omar said “not only do we need to defund, we need to dismantle” Police Departments.
- President Biden’s Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke supported efforts to “defund the police.“
- President Biden’s Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta said officials must heed calls to “decrease police budgets and the scope, role, and responsibility of police in our lives.”
- President Biden’s Secretary of Labor, Marty Walsh, proposed a budget to divert funding from law enforcement.
Bush’s comments also come at a time when murders have increased 16% across major U.S. cities so far in 2021. This spike in crime can be attributed to Democrats’ support for the radical Defund the Police movement.