Far-left Democrat Representative Cori Bush, a member of the so-called ‘Squad,’ slammed President Joe Biden for criticizing the ‘defund the police’ movement during his State of the Union speech, pointing out that he failed to mention “black lives once.”
The President demanded that more money be spent on training police officers and providing them with the necessary resources to defend their communities.
“We should all agree,” Biden said. “The answer is not to defund the police.”
“The answer is to FUND the police with the resources and training they need to protect our communities,” he added.
The phrase ‘fund the police’ began trending on social media shortly thereafter.
Watch: President Biden won bipartisan applause during his first State of the Union address for saying the solution to protecting communities is not to defund the police, but to “fund the police” with resources and training #SOTU2022 https://t.co/jy4N0ipOt9 pic.twitter.com/jjJ3KRlKx6
— TIME (@TIME) March 2, 2022
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Cori Bush is Not a Fan of Biden’s Plan to Fund the Police
That video clip is remarkable for the hypocrisy all around – bipartisan applause that included cheers from Democrats such as Vice President Kamala Harris who promoted a bail fund for rioters who were setting cities ablaze with their ‘defund the police’ protests.
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One person who wasn’t thrilled with Biden’s comment, however, was Missouri Democrat Cori Bush.
“All due respect to Mr. President. You did not mention saving Black lives once in this speech,” Bush tweeted. “All our country has done is give more money to the police. Result? 2021 sets a record for fatal police shootings.”
With all due respect, Mr. President. You didn’t mention saving Black lives once in this speech.
The only thing our country did was give more funds to police. What is the result? It was the 2021 record year for fatal police shootings.
Stop funding the police. Make investments in your communities. https://t.co/t0n0EpHMwd
— Cori Bush (@CoriBush) March 2, 2022
Bush was referring to the Washington Post database, which shows that 1,055 American citizens were killed last year by police officers. This figure is up from 1,021 in 2020. It’s the highest since 2015 when they began tracking statistics.
AOC, Ilhan Obama, Cori and other people don’t stand for $350B funding police officers in American Rescue Plan. Cori Bush also does not stand for line about “the answer is not to defund the police.” shouts something and points to her shirt…. https://t.co/fCLisFHeqn
— Emily Brooks (@emilybrooksnews) March 2, 2022
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For those on Death Row, Clemency
Cori Bush wrote a note to President Biden before his SOTU address.
Bush was wearing a bright red shirt that featured the number 18,000 across its front.
“My State of the Union fit,” she tweeted. “18,000. That’s how many people whose clemency petitions are sitting in a backlog, waiting for @POTUS’s review.”
Is there anyone in the room who knew what this number was? Do you think you are getting your point across when you need to repeat the comment every time?
It was my State of the Union.
18,000. That’s how many people whose clemency petitions are sitting in a backlog, waiting for @POTUS‘s review.
Justice delayed is justice denied. President Biden, we’re urging you: start granting clemency now. pic.twitter.com/ruRsQykPqJ
— Cori Bush (@CoriBush) March 2, 2022
Aside from being a ‘defund the police’ activist, Bush has long been a proponent of granting clemency to everybody currently sitting on death row.
The Missouri Democrat made her views clear in an op-ed with Time Magazine.
“If [Biden] truly opposes the death penalty,” she wrote, “he must do everything in his power to stop it for good. Granting clemency to all on federal death row is his most effective tool.”
Let’s call this what it is: state-sanctioned murder.
I’m thinking of Brandon Bernard and his family—the system failed them. It is unacceptable that this continues. Biden and Harris administrations should be able to commute sentences for all federal death row prisoners. https://t.co/B3hGa6pFKN
— Cori Bush (@CoriBush) December 11, 2020
While demanding Biden defund the police and mention ‘black lives,’ Cori Bush is currently number five on the list of lawmakers who pay most for private security details.
Axios reports that she has spent $233700 on personal security in the past year.
Bush, in an interview with CBS News this past August, argued that it’s not hypocritical for her to spend money on private security while trying to defund the police, telling critics to “suck it up” and suggesting any judgment of her actions means people ‘want her to die.’
“They would rather I die?” she said. “You would rather me die? Is that what you want to see?”
Not all of Bush’s threats are real, however.
Last year she made the wild claim that ‘white supremacists’ opened fire and ‘shot at’ her during the protests in Ferguson, Missouri over the death of Michael Brown in 2014.
We marched in Ferguson when white supremacists would retreat behind a hill next to the scene of Michael Brown Jr.’s murder and open fire on us.
Never faced any consequences.
Kyle Rittenhouse is acquitted. This means that they can still get away with the crime seven years later.
— Cori Bush (@CoriBush) November 15, 2021
The Ferguson police chief says he’s unaware of any such incident.
Politifact, a left-leaning fact checking resource Politifact asked Bush multiple times for evidence that the shootings took place. She and her campaign did not respond.