According to documents compiled in a ‘Statement of Disbursements in the House,’ Representative Cori Bush (D-MO), an ardent ‘defund the police’ advocate, used taxpayer money to pay for private security.
The statement shows that Bush paid $880 on February 19th to a company called RSAT Security Consulting, LLC.
According to the Daily Caller, RSAT Security has an Instagram page that features “photos of police officers, military members, and members of the Secret Service.”
Bush utilizing the services of such a company while advocating to ‘defund the police’ seems a moral contradiction.
While the amount paid for this one exchange of services is minor, security for herself seems to take precedence over the cause.
Cori Bush Spent Heavily on Security As She Called to Defund the Police
Even as she publicly called to ‘defund the police,’ Cori Bush was spending a good amount of campaign money on her own security.
According to her April Quarterly 2021 financial report, Bush utilized a similarly named security consulting firm three other times: $7743.75 on February 17th, 2021, $5,812.00 on February 26th, 2021, and $2,456.25 on March 15th, 2021.
All told, Bush spent over $30,000 on her own security in the first quarter.
The Daily Caller in April reported that she, along with other members of the Squad, had spent thousands of dollars on private security for themselves.
Federal Election Commission (FEC) records showed that Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) also spent thousands to protect themselves.