Democrat Cori Bush, a stark “defund the police advocate,” paid her husband $30,000 for the first half of 2023 for private security services, according to a filing from her campaign’s second quarter report.
Bush paid her husband Cortney Merritts $17,500 in wage expenses for his “security services between April and June, Fox News reports.
Merritts received $12,000 for his services rendered in the first quarter of 2023.
While Merritts has been working private security for Bush since January 2022, he did not receive his private security license, required to perform private security in St. Louis city, until February of this year.
Bush married Cortney Merritts in February, and he later received a salary of $60,000 from Bush’s campaign.
Despite Cori Bush calling to “defund the police,” she has spent a whopping half a million dollars on private security since 2019.
Bush’s hypocrisy runs deep.
In 2021, Bush doubled down on her stance to defund the police while claiming it was necessary for her to have protection after reporting attempts on her life.
“So suck it up, and defunding the police has to happen,” Bush said.
While Bush spouts her anti-police theoretic, she also hired two St. Louis sheriff’s deputies for her private security, KMOV reported.
Bush has contracted most of her security services from PEACE Security, which employs ex-military and law enforcement.
Breitbart noted that Bush found safety in psychic tornado summoner Nathaniel Davis, paying him $27,500 for his security for the first half of this year.
The news comes just months after financial reports revealed Black Lives Matter was headed toward financial insolvency after paying board members and family members.
Cofounder Patrisse Cullors’s brother received a whopping $1.6 million in payments to his two companies for “security services.”