Missouri Rep. Cori Bush, the radical leftist Squad member who represents part of the city of St. Louis, issued a threat to Mark and Patricia McCloskey on CNN as she reacted to news that the McCloskeys had been pardoned by Governor Mike Parson. “Your day will come,” she promised . . .
Rep. @CoriBush, who took part in trespassing on the McCloskeys’ property, threatens the family after they received a gubernatorial pardon: “Mark McCloskey is an absolute liar. He has spat on my name. And because of that, his day will come.” pic.twitter.com/XEe5DNOxKM
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) August 4, 2021
Bush claimed to be among those who broke down a gate and stormed onto the McCloskey’s private Central West End neighborhood last year. Interestingly, despite her claims, no images exist to support her claims of being there that day.
You’d think that someone who craves the camera as much as Rep. Bush would have made sure to place herself front and center in at least some of the photos taken in the McCloskey’s neighborhood, including threats to burn the place down and murder the McCloskeys’ pets.
One thing remains certain. While Cori Bush travels the nation advocating for “defunding the police,” she does so with lots of armed private security. In fact, she spent almost a third of her campaign expenditures on security in the past quarter on security. The Daily Wire has the story, compiling reports from multiple sources:
Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO), a member of the progressive “Squad” and an advocate for the “Defund the Police” movement, spent $70,000 on private security for herself and her team last quarter, according to a report from Fox News…
‘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,” the outlet said.
That $70,000 represents almost 1.5 times the $50,163 median annual income of residents in her Congressional district. That’s right: the little people on the urban plantation in Bush’s district could never pay for the security that Bush enjoys, courtesy of her campaign contributors.
Cori Bush: I’m going to make sure I have private security but defunding the police needs to happen. pic.twitter.com/6jbv4HLlGs
— Mike Berg (@MikeKBerg) August 5, 2021
Meanwhile, in St. Louis, efforts by left-wing, gun-rights hating radicals to defund the police have achieved success – at least when it comes to cutting the number of police and slashing the police budget. And Cori Bush cheered the vote to slash $4 million from the police budget and to eliminate roughly 100 police officers.
From FoxNews . . .
As St. Louis moved to eliminate millions in police funding, Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., applauded the ‘historic’ vote to ‘defund’ police.
“Today’s decision to defund the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department is historic. It marks a new future for our city,” Bush said in a statement.
“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, the ‘Squad’ member continued…
Mayor Tishaura Jones proposed a move that would cut $4 million from the St. Louis Police Department and eliminate 98 vacant officer positions. The plan passed the Board of Estimate and Apportionment 2-1 and now goes to the Board of Alderman, the legislative body of the city, for hearings and possible amendments, before it’s set to take effect July 1.
While the residents of St. Louis — Cori Bush’s constituents — cope with more violent crime and fewer police officers to maintain order, Cori Bush doesn’t have to worry. She’s got her own private security blanket to keep her safe.
Some might say that those who voted for Cori Bush are getting exactly what they voted for, but that would be cynical.