‘Defund the Police’ Advocate Spends Nearly $70,000 on Personal Security

Campaign filings show pro-“Defund the Police” Rep. Cori Bush (D) spent $70,000 on her personal security detail last year.

  • Missouri Representative Cori Bush spent $70,000 on her personal security over the past three months, according to Federal Election Commission records.
  • Bush’s campaign paid RS&T Security Consulting $54,120.92 for “security services” between April 15 and June 28.
  • Another $15,000 was paid by the Democrat’s campaign over the same period to Nathaniel Davis for “security services.”
  • Rep. Bush tweeted in January, “Defunding the police isn’t radical, it’s real.”
  • The representative praised St. Louis’ vote to defund police as “historic” saying “Today’s decision to defund the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department…marks a new future for our city.” The city frequently ranks as among the most dangerous cities in America and suffered 194 homicides in 2019.
  • RS&T Security Consulting is a New York-based firm. The Democrat’s campaign also paid $15,000 to Nathaniel Davis for “security services” over the same time period.
  • The $69,120 security payments accounted for more than a third of Bush’s $197,000 campaign expenses during the second quarter, according to Fox News. “It’s also nearly double what her campaign spent on private security during the first quarter of 2021,” Fox notes.
  • Fox also reports that RS&T’s website is no longer active, but a cached version of its now-defunct website shows that the group provides “executive protection agents” that provide “first class executive protection and security for national and international figures.”
  • Other Democrat “Squad” members, such as Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, and Ayanna Pressley also spent significant amounts on personal security details while advocating for defunding the police.
  • The Minneapolis City Council voted 12 to 1 on Friday to place a petition on the November ballot to wipe out Minneapolis’ police force, replacing it with a department of public safety, reports Human Events.
  • South Carolina Representative Trey Gowdy told viewers that Rep. Bush was sending a message that, “Her safety is more important than yours.”