Black Lives Matter activist and freshman Democrat Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri went on CBSN on Wednesday and delivered a weird rant justifying her use of private security while calling to defund the police for others at the same time.
This came just after her latest “protest” of sleeping outside the Capitol building calling for an end of the federal eviction moratorium.
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The CBSN reporter asked Bush “You faced some criticism in recent weeks over your push to defund the police. Campaign records show that you spent roughly $70,000 on private security. Critics say that move is hypocritical. What’s your response to those critics?”
To which Bush responded with this weird rant calling her critics to “suck it up” and doubling down on her defund the police” message.
“They would rather I die? You would rather me die? Is that what you want to see? You want to see me die? You know, because that could be the alternative. So, either I spend $70,000 on private security over the last few months and I’m here standing now and able to speak. Able to help save 11 million people from being evicted. Or I could possibly have a death attempt on my life.”
She accused her critics of sending her alleged death threats “I have private security because my body is worth being on this planet right now,” she said.
What do you think of politicians like Cori Bush justifying her use of private armed security while trying to defund the police for everyone else and also attempting to take away guns from everyday people? Share your thoughts in the comments below!