Missouri AG Eric Schmitt bashes Cori Bush for calls to defund police — while hiring private security


Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt (R) slammed progressive Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.) for calling to defund the police while hiring private security, telling The Post that her comments are “hypocritical” and a “slap in the face” to victims of crime in the state. Bush has come under fire by Republicans in the wake of reports that the Missouri Democrat spent $70,000 on a private security detail over the course of three months despite her push to reduce funding for law enforcement. During a CBS interview on Thursday, Bush doubled down on her position, stating that she would pay $200,000 for security, noting she has received death threats since taking office. “I’m going to make sure I have security because I now have had attempts on my life and I have too much work to do, there are too many people that need help right now,” she told the network on Thursday. “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. Defunding the police has to happen. We need to defund the police and put that money into social safety nets because we’re trying to save lives.”

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