(RepublicanWire.org) – Democrats are calling to defund the police, but they have no trouble hiring private security for themselves.
Rep. Cori Bush poured tens of thousands of dollars more into private security during the first quarter of 2022, pushing her security bills to more than $300,000 as she continues calls to defund the police.
Army veteran Wesley Hunt, who is running for U.S. Congress in Texas, shared a link to the report and tweeted, “Hypocrite leftists like Cori Bush want police defunded while she spends hundreds of thousands of campaign dollars on private security.”
Then there is Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot. In 2020 Lightfoot called to cut $80 million from the city’s police budget, but at the same time recruited police officers for her own personal protection, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
Lightfoot recruited and put together an additional 65 police officers, along with five sergeants and a lieutenant, for a special unit called the Government Security Detail.
Chicago Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara said Lightfoot’s protection comes at the cost of public safety, according to the Sun-Times.
“While murders are soaring, while districts are barebones for manpower, all that matters is protecting her castle,” Catanzara said.
There’s a real world out there and it’s sad to see a once-great city like Chicago sinking into the pits of crime. At least Lori Lightfoot has her own police force. But what about the rest of Chicago? Don’t they deserve protection, too?