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'Defund the police' advocate Cori Bush drops another $65,000 into private security services

'Defund the police' advocate Cori Bush drops another $65,000 into private security services

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According to campaign filings, Cori Bush is a firebrand “squad” member who supports defunding the police and has given nearly $65,000 in private security funds over the last three month, according to Friday’s release. 

Federal Election Commission records reveal that the Missouri Democrat’s campaign spent $64,141.26 in private security between July 1st and September 31st. The cash was dished out to a handful of firms, including Peace Security, RS&T Security Consulting, Aegis Logistics, Whole Armor Executive Protection & Security, and Nathaniel Davis, whose payments are sent to the same address as her campaign headquarters.

Bush spent more than $130,000 in her campaign coffers to fund private security services during the last six months.

The new cash follows the nearly $70,000 Bush’s campaign spent on “security services” between April 15 and June 18, Fox News previously reported. 

Bush received heavy criticism for the report but also defended the spending.

CORI BUSH DEFENDS CALLING TO DEFUND THE POLICE WHILE HAVING PRIVATE SECURITY: ‘YOU WOULD RATHER ME DIE?’

“They’d rather me die?” Bush asked when questioned on the payments by CBS News in August. Bush asked when he was questioned by CBS News about the August payments. Are you willing to let me die? Do you want me to die? Because that is the possible alternative.

Bush claimed that security is more important than trying to save her own life. She also said that there was too much work.

She added, “So let’s eat it up. And defunding the police needs to happen.”

Shortly after Bush’s vigorous defense of the payments, St. Louis’ KMOV4 discovered through obtained surveillance camera footage, that Bush had hired two sheriff’s deputies, Tylance Jackson and Maurice Thompson, as part of her security. 

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Jackson and Thompson were terminated after they failed to receive approval for their side gigs, St. Louis Sheriff Vernon Betts stated at that time.

Bush’s campaign declined to immediately comment on a Fox News inquiry.

FoxNews.com

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