“Squad” member defends spending $70k on private security while calling to defund police, claims cops threaten her

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WASHINGTON, DC- Definition of hypocrisy: feigning to be what one is not or to believe what one does not: behavior that contradicts what one claims to believe or feel.

Hypocrisy, meet “squad” member, neo-Marxist radical Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO). In an interview on CBS News, Bush argued for defunding the police while defending her own spending on private security, Town Hall reports. As is typical for Democrats, they don’t expect to be held to the same standards as the people they claim to represent.

 

“I’m gonna 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,” the self-important leftist said.

“So if I end up spending $200,000, if I spend ten more dollars on it, you know what, I get to be here to do the work. So suck it up.”

Right after that, Bush followed with:

“Defunding the police has to happen. We need to defund the police and put that money into social safety nets.”

Remember two weeks ago, when Joe Biden and his propaganda minister Jen Psaki made the absurd and easily disprovable claim that it was Republicans, not Democrats who wanted to defund the police? In a “town hall,” Biden told hapless CNN host Don Lemon the following in response to a question:

“Lemon: How do you respond to Republicans who try to paint you and your party as anti-police?”

“Biden: They’re lying.”

Moreover, Biden had previously said that police had the potential to “become the enemy,” and noted he was “absolutely” open to discussing defunding law enforcement.

Meanwhile, as Bush makes sure she is safe, her constituents cannot say the same thing. According to a Fox News report from May, the murder rate in St. Louis, which lies in her congressional district, is at a 50-year high, while the police department has over 100 unfilled positions.

Last year, St. Louis had 87 murders per 100,000 residents, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the worse rate in the country. While some politicians in the city blame COVID-19 for the crime spike, St. Louis is a two-time winner, having also led the country in 2019 with 65 homicides per 100,000 residents.

Moreover, the overall crime rate in St. Louis for last year according to crime statistics from the FBI showed 8,110.6 per 100,000 people, 227.48% higher than the national average and 158.82% higher than the Missouri average.

Despite Bush’s claims that she has had “death threats,” there is no indication that is in fact true.

According to Breitbart, however Bush has made the unhinged allegation that “actual police officers” have threatened her life and that her security is “not against communal violence. My security is not to keep me safe from the people of St. Louis.”

The unhinged Bush also went on a rampage when she learned that Mark and Patricia McCloskey had received a pardon from Missouri’s governor Mike Parson (R). The McCloskey’s were arrested last year while trying to defend their property from violent Black Lives Matter protesters.

According to the New York Post, “It was absolutely unbelievable,” Bush railed on Wednesday. “They pointed their guns recklessly to a group of non-violent protesters walking down a street that had no clue that they lived there,” Bush said. [emphasis added]

“Non-violent?” That’s not what the McCloskey’s said, alleging the protesters threatened their lives and to burn down their home. Bush also made a not-so-veiled threat against the couple.

“Mark McCloskey is an absolute liar. He has spat on my name. And because of that, his day will come. You will not be successful in all that you’re trying to do, when you are hurting the very people that are out trying to save lives,” the unhinged Bush said.

Mark McCloskey, who has announced a run for the US Senate in Missouri was defiant after the pardon.

I’d do it again. Any time the mob approaches me, I’ll do what I can to put them in imminent threat of physical injury because that’s what kept them from destroying my house and my family.”

Bush meanwhile has remained silent about incompetent St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, whose office recently was forced to dismiss three murder cases due to prosecutorial errors. Earlier this week, a St. Louis grand jury released a scathing report detailing a prosecutor’s office overrun with incompetence and professional failures.

In addition, in response to the skyrocketing crime rates in St. Louis and its position as the most violent city in the country, Gardner’s office prosecutes far less felony cases than her predecessor. Her ire over the McCloskey’s while ignoring the incompetence of the circuit attorney’s office in protecting her constituents tells you all you need to know about Bush.

According to The Daily Wire in a report last month, Bush spent $54,120.92 between April and June for “security services” to a firm called RS&T Security Consulting. She also paid an additional $15,000 to Nathaniel Davis for “security services” over the same time frame. She has spent a total of $100,000 on private security thus far in 2021.

Bush isn’t the only hypocrite “squad member” who calls to defund the police for their constituents while making sure they have protection.

Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) paid $24,279.13 for “security on January 25, and an additional $3,986.60 for security services on January 19, and another $849.22 on February 2. Omar (D-MN) spent $3,103.61 for her own personal security while Pressley (D-MA) spent $4,186.75.

Republicans took to social media to eviscerate Bush for her hypocrisy.

“President Biden takes his marching orders from this defund-the-police radical,” said Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR).

“Listen carefully,” said former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R). “This is who is driving the agenda for the left.”

 

Washington Free Beacon reporter Chuck Ross: “Biden said a couple weeks back that Republicans were ‘lying’ when they claim Democrats want to defund the police. Cori Bush is, at least for the time being, one of the more influential Democrats on the national stage.”

 

“This is really bad messaging. She represents a district in which violent crime is a daily worry for her constituents,” former Congressman Joe Walsh said. “If I was one of her constituents, I’d have some questions for her.”

 

Bush, along with Ocasio-Cortez engaged in some political theater this week, “camping” out on the steps of the U.S. Capitol in a childish temper tantrum designed to coerce the weak and frail Joe Biden to bend on evictions.

Biden ended up ignoring a Supreme Court decision ruling the administration acted unconstitutionally in its original moratorium on evictions. Democrats only care about violations of the law when someone else is accused of doing it.

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For more on the hypocrisy of “the squad,” we invite you to read our earlier report on their own spending on private security. 

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WASHINGTON, DC- You’ve got to love leftist hypocrisy.

From Patrisse Cullors of Black Lives Matter buying millions of dollars of real estate in primarily white neighborhoods to Nancy Pelosi having an eight-foot fence with concertina wire on top to “protect” the U.S. Capitol, their chutzpah knows no bounds.

Now we’re finding out that the members of the neo-Marxist “squad”, who have been calling for police to be defunded themselves pay tens of thousands of dollars on private security…for themselves.

The Daily Caller reports that Federal Election Commission records reviewed by them shows the level of hypocrisy shown by several of the squad members.

The reports the Daily Caller reviewed showed that Democrats Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY), Ilhan Omar (MN), Ayanna Pressley (MA) and Cori Bush (MO) all spent thousands of dollars out of campaign funds on their own security.

One such hypocrite, “affectionately” known as AOC last year sharply criticized a decision by New York City to cut the NYPD budget by $1 billion, complaining it did not go far enough.

“Defunding police means defunding police,” the former bartender said in a statement.

“It does not mean budget tricks of funny math. It does not mean moving school police officers from the NYPD budget to the Department of Educations’ budget, so the exact same police remain in schools.”

Ocasio-Cortez had claimed in a 2020 Instagram live that the entire country would look just like the peaceful suburbs if only we could get rid of police. That of course is absurd on its face.

“Affluent white communities live in a world where they choose to fund youth, health, housing, etc. more than they fund the police,” she said at the time.

The absurdity of that statement clearly doesn’t take into account that crime rates are much lower in the suburbs, therefore the need for less police. Clearly her economics major didn’t include any classes in common sense.

Here is what the Daily Caller found about Ocasio-Cortez:

  • In January, February and March 2021, Ocasio-Cortez spent $3,000 a month on a security consultant based in Brooklyn, New York. Records show she spent $9,000 for three months of security consulting.
  • On Jan. 25, 2021, she spent $24,279.13 on “security.”
  • On Jan 19, 2021, she spent $3,986.60 on “security services.”
  • On Feb. 2, 2021, she spent $849.22 on “security services.”
  • On Feb. 25, 2021, she spent $1552.50 at 24&7 Security & Investigations, Inc., which her office claimed was for a “security detail in Houston.”

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And what of resident anti-Semite Ilhan Omar, who never seems to have a problem playing fast and loose with funds?

  • On Jan. 20, 2021, Omar spent $66.97 on “Security Services” (a bargain!)
  • On Jan. 29, 2021, Omar spent $202.70 on “Security Services”
  • On Feb. 19, 2021 she spent another $66.97 on “Security Services.”
  • On Feb. 26, 2021 Omar spent $2,700 on “Security Services.”
  • On March 16, 2021, Omar spent another $66.97 on “Security Services.”

In an appearance on CNN in June of last year, Omar was asked about defunding the police, to which she claimed the system cannot be reformed.

“You can’t really reform a department that is rotten to the root. What you can do is rebuild,” Omar said. “No one is saying crimes will not be investigated.”

She continued, “What we are saying is the current infrastructure that exists as policing in our city should not exist anymore, and we can’t go about creating a different process with the same infrastructure in place.”

Pressley, who might want to invest some of her security money in a wig and someone who is another anti-police zealot spent $4,186.75 on “Security Services” according to her April quarterly 2021 filing:

  • On Jan. 26, 2021, Pressley spent $1,292.00 while home in Massachusetts.
  • On Jan. 27, 2021, Pressley spent $1,167.50 for security in Alexandria, Virginia.
  • On March 4, 2021, Pressley spent $675.25 on ADT security, based in Boca Raton, Florida.
  • Five days later, on March 9, 2021, she spent $252.00 again in Massachusetts.
  • On March 19, 2021, Pressley spent $700.00 for a Washington, D.C.-based security company, LGC Security LLC.

Pressley, in an interview with TIME last June said she is a supporter of defunding police departments, claiming it is “about the investment in our communities which have historically been divested from.”

Then there is freshman Cori Bush of St. Louis, who strongly advocates defunding police. She spent over $30,000 for her own security according to her April Quarterly 2021 financial report:

  • On Jan. 18, 2021, Bush spent $1,060.00 on security provided 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 of Missouri.
  • On Jan. 25, 2021 Bush spent $530.00 on security again from Davis, this time in Palo Alto, California.
  • On Feb. 17, 2021, Bush spent $7743.75 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, D.C.
  • On Feb. 26, 2021, Bush spent $5,812.00 on security again from RS&T Security Counseling, LLC in New York City.
  • On March 15, 2021, she spent $5,000 on security from Nathaniel Davis in her hometown of St. Louis.
  • Again on March 15, 2020, Bush spent $2,456.25 on security from RS&T Security Consulting , LLC. In New York City.

In December 2020, Bush sent out a tweet criticizing former President Barack Obama for his refusal to call for defunding of police.

“With all due respect, Mr. President—let’s talk about losing people. We lost Michael Brown Jr. We lost Breonna Taylor. We’re losing our loved ones to police violence. It’s not a slogan. It’s a mandate for keeping our people alive. Defund the police,” she said in a tweet.

Yes, she actually mentioned Michael Brown.

The Daily Caller said they reached out to all four “squad” members about the large expenditures for security, none of whom responded.

The outlet also reached out to a number of the security companies listed, however they could only confirm they provided armed security, but were unable to comment on the nature of services provided to the four neo-Marxist congresswomen.

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