This knucklehead is shamefully a Democrat……
For Stupid Non-Republican of the Day (or Week), Cong. Cori Bush (D-Missouri) on CNN’s State of the Union with Dana Bash:
BASH: Congresswoman, I want to ask about the criticism that you’re facing about comments you made in an interview this past week.
I want our viewers to listen.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
BUSH: I’m going to make sure I have security because I know I have had attempts on my life. And I have too much work to do, there are too many people that need help right now for me to allow that.
So, if I end up spending $200,000, if I spend 10 more dollars on it, you know what, I get to be here to do the work. So, suck it up. And defunding the police has to happen. We need to defund the police.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
BASH: So, I know you have seen that Republicans are pointing to the fact that you said you have your own security, while, almost in the same breath, advocating for defunding the police.
Now, I do want to emphasize I understand you have security protection because you have received multiple death threats. But the clip that I displayed is being used in attack ads against not you, but — not just you, but other Democrats.
So, could those comments end up being harmful to your fellow Democrats, politically speaking?
BUSH: I think what we have to look at is the fact that I made it to Congress in 2020, I was elected to Congress, and we are still fighting this same fight. We’re still fighting to save black lives.
That was not — that work was not done before I got here. This is the reason why I ran, was to save lives, to save my son’s life. It was because Michael Brown, who we’re fighting for, and still trying to get justice for. It’s because he didn’t get justice, and Vonderrit Myers didn’t get justice, and Kajieme Powell didn’t get justice, and so many others. That is why.
And because that was not — that was not fixed before I got here, to then come at me and say you’re the reason why 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 cost — it cost lives.
And so now that I’m here, I — we just — we just introduced the People’s Response Act to make sure that we are looking at the money that — the money that should be going to social safety nets to make sure that our community members who are living with mental health issues are able to function and live in society… BASH: So…
BUSH: … the way that anyone would ask to.
So, I don’t believe — as far as my — as far as my colleagues, I absolutely empathize. I empathize. But you know what? The same thing that the Republicans will do, which is figure out how to work with this on the comms spaces, that’s what we have to do…..