Cori Bush Promises To Push Defund The Police During 2022 Midterms

Democratic Missouri Rep. Cori Bush insisted that she won’t stop using the “defund the police” slogan ahead of the 2022 midterms, even though Democrat colleagues press her to stop.

“I’ve had colleagues walk up to me” and say that “defund the police” doesn’t help in their districts, Bush said. She argued that her party needs to do a better job of explaining the phrase and movement. “I always tell fellow Democrats, ‘If you all had fixed this before I got here, I wouldn’t have to say these things,’” Bush said.

“‘Defund the police’ is not the problem,” Bush added. “We dangled the carrot in front of people’s faces and said we can get it done and that Democrats deliver when we haven’t totally delivered.”

Bush, a key member of the left-wing group of Democrats known as “the Squad,” has consistently advocated for the “defund the police” movement, despite the crime surge across the United States. She confirmed on Jan. 27 that her vehicle had been shot in St. Louis on Saturday, Jan. 22.

Bush along with other “Squad” members, including New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, and Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley, have spent thousands of dollars hiring private security for themselves while campaigning for the “defund the police” movement.

Despite calls from “Squad” members to “defund the police,” President Joe Biden said on Feb. 3 that it is not the answer to combating rising crime.

“The answer is not to abandon our streets. That’s not the answer. The answer is to come together. Police in communities building trust and making us all safer,” Biden said during a press conference about gun control in New York City.

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