Dem Congresswoman’s New Hubby Turns Into Big Scandal
It has recently come to light that Congresswoman Cori Bush, a progressive darling and member of the “Squad,” has been using her campaign funds to funnel money into her own pocket. Not only did Bush recently marry Courtney Merritts, who was paid $60,000 by her campaign for security services, but the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department has revealed that Merritts does not have a security license in Missouri. This means that he was not able to legally provide these services, yet Bush’s campaign still paid him.
To make matters worse, Bush’s campaign simultaneously paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to a real security firm and another individual for personal protection, making it look as though she was attempting to funnel money back to herself. This is eerily similar to the scandal involving Ilhan Omar, who paid her now–husband’s consulting firm more than $1,000,000. The two had an alleged affair before their marriage, and their marriage conveniently gave Omar access to the campaign funds.
Everyone understands this is a scam, right? Cori Bush spends gobs of money on "security" while even Ilhan Omar spends nearly 10x less.
There is no world in which Bush actually needs $500,000 in security a year. It's a way to funnel campaign dollars. pic.twitter.com/r9GUGZg1nI
— Bonchie (@bonchieredstate) February 28, 2023
While it is unclear whether Bush is guilty of any wrongdoing, her spending habits are highly questionable. Her campaign shelled out over $500,000 for security during the 2022 election, while Omar had only spent $65,000. It is hard to believe that Bush would need that much money for security in a year. Unfortunately, it seems as though being a far–left grievance hustler in Congress grants one impunity, as Omar’s corrupt dealings did not elicit any investigation from the FEC.
The Federal Election Commission should take serious action and investigate these suspicious dealings. If there is a problem that goes beyond partisan politics, Americans should be concerned about the misuse of taxpayer money. Since there was no investigation into Omar’s dishonest shenanigans and nothing yet into Bush’s, being a leftist ball of fire seemingly deems you untouchable.