As Democrats already face an uphill battle in the upcoming midterm elections, one of their own seems to be intent on making that hill higher to climb. During an interview on Tuesday, far-left “Squad” member Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) says she will not stop calling to ‘defund the police’.
Democrats who can see the writing on the wall have apparently asked her to knock it off – and she refuses.
Rep. Cori Bush says she’s not going to stop using “defund the police” ahead of the midterms — even though that slogan took blame for Democratic losses in 2020 and some of her colleagues have specifically requested it not be used. https://t.co/wQ652gVGH8
— Axios (@axios) February 9, 2022
Bush Claims It’s A ‘Misunderstanding’
Bush added that Democrats need to “explain” better what defunding the police actually means. But for many Americans, especially crime victims, the message of moving money from law enforcement resources to social programs, the message is loud and clear.
Most Americans want more spending on police, not less.
Many want the same level of protection that far-left activists like Bush get – after all, she spends big bucks on her own private security while demanding that police be defunded.
Dear Cori Bush,
Defund the Police is dead!!!
Seattle rejected it.
Minneapolis said no.
New York said hell to the naw naw naw!!
Stop promoting reckless and dangerous rhetoric!!!!
The GOP will have a feeding frenzy like a bunch of vultures. 🐔
— Jay McGill, New York Liberal ⚖🌎🇺🇸🎓📚♈ (@Jay_McGill94) February 9, 2022
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Bush’s Fellow Democrats Not Pleased
During the interview on Tuesday, Bush maintained that she is remembering her activist beginnings and will continue to call for defunding the police. This is not sitting well with all Democrats.
Bush says she is “absolutely” feeling pressure from her colleagues to tone it down. “I’ve had colleagues walk up to me” and say that ‘defund the police’ doesn’t help in their districts.”
One colleague in particular, Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) is running for mayor of Los Angeles and disagrees with Bush. She says that if elected, she will bring the LAPD back to its 9,700 authorized officers. Bass stated to the Los Angeles Times,
“Whether you’ve had your car broken into, your backpack stolen, your property damaged — or you’ve seen news coverage of home robberies, or violent assaults — more and more Angelenos I speak with tell me crime has touched them personally, and they feel scared.”
Just last month, the White House admitted that the large spike in crime seen across the country is partly caused by underfunding the police.
Hahaha. A gift from Cori.
Cori Bush won’t drop ‘defund the police’ slogan even though Dems fear it’s poison at the polls
— Gramma Toody (@GrammaToody) February 9, 2022
Democrat Rule Of Thumb: ‘Rules For Thee But Not For Me’
Bush showed back in August 2021 just how well she fits in with her Democrat colleagues by having the correct level of stunning hypocrisy when it was revealed that she had spent nearly $70,000 on private security for herself.
Bush’s defense was not much of a defense, just an off the charts level of self-unawareness. Bush claimed that there had been threats on her life, and that she “has too much work to do.”
She added, “So suck it up, and defunding the police has to happen.”
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