(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- Progressive “Squad” member Cori Bush took yet another prominent moment to pull attention away from the country and toward herself and her outrageous policies this week.
On Tuesday, before President Joe Biden’s first State of the Union Address, the Democratic representative from Missouri tweeted a photo of herself wearing a red shirt that had the number 18,000 written on it. She accompanied the photo with the message:
“My State of the Union fit. 18,000. That’s how many people whose clemency petitions are sitting in a backlog, waiting for @POTUS’s review.
“Justice delayed is justice denied. President Biden, we’re urging you: start granting clemency now.”
As usual, Bush was way off base with those comments this week. At a time when the president is dealing with monumental issues such as the COVID-19 pandemic, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and crippling inflation that doesn’t seem like it will end anytime soon, she decided to try to distract people by yet again pushing her “defund the police” stance.
For more than a year now, Bush has been pushing this agenda, saying people in the U.S. should just “suck it up” and remove funding from the police. She made an appearance on CNN last year to defend those remarks, saying that members of the Congress before she arrived weren’t “fighting to save Black lives.”
At the time, she said:
“Because that was not fixed before I got here, to then come at me and say, ‘You’re the reason we have these problems.’ No, the reason why we have these problems is because those that were in power and could have fixed this problem before now didn’t, and it cost lives.”
Many prominent Democrats have been urging Bush and her fellow progressives to tone down the rhetoric leading into this year’s midterm elections. People such as failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton have said repeatedly that the ultra-progressive message and agenda they’re pushing doesn’t resonate with a majority of swing voters in the country.
And those are just the voters who are going to be pivotal in the midterms, which will decide the majority of both the House and the Senate.
Media outlet Axios asked Bush in January specifically about this — whether the best message to be touting heading into the midterms was to defund the police. Her response:
“I always tell [fellow Democrats], ‘If you all had fixed this before I got here, I wouldn’t have to say these things.”
In other words, she’s sticking to her guns and isn’t backing down for anyone — even if it means her own party loses the majority in both chambers of Congress.
Ironically, while Bush and her “Squad” colleagues are pushing the country to defund the police, she spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on private security.
Last year, in a six-month span, Bush spent more than $130,000 on private security firms so that she was protected. So, at the same time she wants to remove money from police departments that protect the public, she’s spending money most other people don’t have on private security protection for herself.