Rep. Cori Bush Hates the Police but Marries Her Private Security Guard

Andrew Kerr reports in the Washington Free Beacon:

Squad member Rep. Cori Bush (D., Mo.) wants to defund the police, but that didn’t stop her from secretly marrying her private security guard in February.

According to a statement issued by Bush’s office, Bush, “married the love of her life, Courtney Merritts, this month. Mr. Merritts, a veteran of the U.S. Army and a security professional, has been Congresswoman Bush’s partner since before her Congressional tenure…”

Also from the Washington Free Beacon:

Federal campaign watchdogs will likely scrutinize Bush’s romantic and financial ties with Merritts. Bush is one of the most prominent voices in Congress working to “defund the police,” but her campaign has also shelled out $627,000 in private security services since 2019, making her one of the most prolific spenders on private security services in the lower chamber. One of Bush’s security providers is a right-wing firm that promotes the Second Amendment, the Washington Free Beacon reported.


“Cori Bush’s payments of $62,360 for security services to her lover and now husband from her campaign funds raises the question of whether he is being paid for providing legitimate security services or simply for escorting her to events as her partner,” said Paul Kamenar, counsel to the National Legal and Policy Center.





Tags: Black Lives Matter, Cori Bush, defund the police