Missouri Rep. Cori Bush, a huge backer of the defund the police debacle that almost cost the Dems the House and will if they keep it up heading into the critical midterm elections, spent nearly $70,000 on private security over the past three months.
The hypocrisy of the left is stunning but remember it does have real world consequences. Her constituents do not have $70k to pay for their own security and it is a fact that in Minneapolis local community leaders said defunding the police hurt the communities the most and that having fewer cops on the street was a diaster.
“Today’s decision to defund the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department is historic,” Bush said earlier. “It marks a new future for our city. For decades, our city funneled more and more money into our police department under the guise of public safety, while massively underinvesting in the resources that will truly keep our communities safe.”
Fox News reports:
Bush’s campaign sent $54,120.92 in payments between April 15 and June 28 for “security services” to RS&T Security Consulting, a New York-based firm with a mysterious online presence, Federal Election Commission records released Thursday show. The Democrat’s campaign also paid $15,000 to Nathaniel Davis for “security services” over the same time period.
The $69,120 in security payments accounted for more than a third of Bush’s $197,000 in campaign expenditures during the second quarter, the FEC records show. It’s also nearly double what her campaign spent on private security during the first quarter of 2021.
RS&T’s website is no longer active, but a cached version of its now-defunct website shows that the group provides “executive protection agents” that provide “first class executive protection and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.”
From The Daily Caller:
The security payments added up to more than a third of Bush’s $197,000 campaign expenditures in the second quarter, according to the FEC records. Fox News also reported the amount of money is close to double what Bush’s campaign spent on private security during the first quarter of 2021.
The Daily Caller first reported in April that Bush and members of the progressive-Democrat group in Congress called “the Squad” spent thousands of campaign funds on private security.
In June, the Caller reported that Bush also spent taxpayer funds on a day of private security for herself between Jan. 1 to March 31, after reviewing Statement of Disbursements of the House records.
Bush spent $880.00 on private security services through RSAT Security Consulting LLC on February 19, 2021. (RELATED: Rep. Cori Bush Wants To ‘Defund The Police’ But Spent Taxpayer Money On Private Security For Herself)
The company’s Facebook page says that RSAT Security Consulting is led by a team with “50+ years of experience across national security, energy security, police, and military security operations.” RSAT’s Instagram page shows photos of police officers, military members, and members of the Secret Service.
Bush, a freshman Democrat who has vocally pushed to defund the police, spent over $30,000 on her own security, according to her April Quarterly 2021 financial report:
On Jan. 18, 2021, Bush spent $1,060.00 on security from Whole Armor Executive Protection in Bowie, Maryland.
On Jan. 21, 2021, Bush spent $5,000 on security from Nathaniel Davis, Jr in her home state.
On Jan. 25, 2021, Bush spent $530.00 on security from Nathaniel Davis in Palo Alto, Calif.
On Feb. 17, 2021, Bush spent $7,743.75 on security from RS&T Security Counseling LLC in New York City.
On Feb. 25, 2021, Bush spent $5,000 on security from Sandler, Reiff, Lamb, Rosenstein & Birk in Washington DC.
On Feb. 26, 2021, Bush spent $5,812.00 on security from RS&T Security Counseling, LLC in NYC.
On March 15, 2021, Bush spent $5,000 on security from Nathaniel Davis Davis, in Saint Louis, Missouri.
On March 15, 2021, Bush spent $2,456.25 on security from RS&T Security Consulting LLC in NYC.
Rep. Cori Bush, Who Wants To Defund The Police, Recently Spent Just Under $70,000 On Private Security— Henry Rodgers (@henryrodgersdc) July 16, 2021
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The biggest hypocrite in politics.— Mike Berg (@MikeKBerg) July 16, 2021
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