For all the noise made by The Squad about defunding the police, most of its members use private security companies and even call the police when their own safety feels threatened. But only Rep. Cori Bush has actually hired her boyfriend (her “partner” since taking office, according to her own staff) as security.
He’s actually her husband now, which only exacerbates the ethical issues of paying him with campaign funds. (House code of ethics states: “Campaign funds may not be used to improve a member’s lifestyle or meet a member’s personal obligations.”)
On the other hand, Rep. Ilhan Omar’s campaign was basically funded her Husband’s policy consulting business with nearly $3 million in payments, while now Rep. Jamaal Bowman paid himself nearly $30,000 in salary from campaign funds while running for office — but let’s stay with the security issue.
With Bush at the helm ($500,000 over two years), the squad members (including Omar, Bowman, Ayanna Pressley and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) love sharing lots of private security.
We wouldn’t begrudge that – high-profile politicians regularly receive death threats. But what about hers components Who has security needs? What about small businesses that are constantly subject to shoplifting due to law enforcement?
What about the grandmother who lives in a bad neighborhood and who Bush thinks shouldn’t call the cops if there’s a drug deal on her porch?
These left-handers in lockstep all insist that every dollar be removed any Police budget is a win for social justice.
In other words, the only people who deserve to be safe are those who have access to the means to pay for it. And if you can direct the payment to a friend or loved one, it apparently even is more progressive?
This democratic socialism stuff isn’t as easy as it looks.
https://nypost.com/2023/02/27/defunder-hired-her-partner-for-private-security-cori-takes-the-cake/ Defender hires their private security partner: Cori takes the pie