While we’d never wish violence on anyone (even nut jobs like Cori Bush), the level of “I told you so” is so strong it cannot be ignored.
A leading ‘Defund the Police’ progressive Democrat experienced the results of her ideology when a car belonging to the freshman lawmaker was shot in her own home district of St. Louis, Missouri.
St. Louis is a Democrat-run haven for violent crime, often topping the lists for highest murder rate in the country.
Rep. Cori Bush confirmed the event on twitter and, like all Democrats, manipulated the story to fit an anti-gun narrative.
I'm touched by everyone who has reached out. Thankfully no one was harmed.
But any act of gun violence shakes your soul.
That's why our movement is working to invest in our communities, eradicate the root causes of gun violence, and keep everyone safe. https://t.co/AZHLUwiN6O
— Cori Bush (@CoriBush) January 27, 2022
“No one should have to fear for their safety here in St. Louis and that is exactly why our movement is working every day to invest in our communities, eradicate the root causes of gun violence, and keep every neighborhood safe,” she added in a statement to local St. Louis news.
Cori, like most progressives, truly believes that throwing more taxpayer dollars at a rundown and crime-ridden community will magically improve living conditions for the people who live there. All the while, her movement demands immediate reductions in police budgets. It’s quite literally the most illogical political thinking known to man.
A St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department (SLMPD) spokeswoman was unable to locate a police report when provided with information about the shooting. SLMPD does not release a case clearance rate for all reported crimes, but cleared 55% of homicides in 2021, in line with the national average.
Bush, a St. Louis native, is the second member of Congress to be victimized by violent crime in the last two months. Pennsylvania Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon was carjacked at gunpoint in downtown Philadelphia in December.
A member of the left-wing “Squad,” Bush is a proponent of defunding both police and the Defense Department. Despite her position on government-funded police departments, Bush has spent thousands of dollars on private security since she entered Congress in 2021. Of those funds, $880 were official disbursements, meaning that they came from taxpayers.
“You would rather me die? Is that what you want to see? You want to see me die? Because that could be the alternative,” she said in August in a defense of her private security.
Cori Bush: I’m going to make sure I have private security but defunding the police needs to happen. pic.twitter.com/6jbv4HLlGs
— Mike Berg (@MikeKBerg) August 5, 2021
This thing is truly a symptom of politics today — bloated, self-assure, and completely wrong about everything.
Author: Nolan Sheridan